KUCHING: Parti Keadilan Sarawak (PKR) chairman Larry Sng’s pledge of wanting to restore and protect native customary rights (NCR) land by way of legislation and amendment of NCR laws should it forms the state government after the coming state election is nothing but lies and sweet promises.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sng was merely trying to fish for votes.
“I read with great amusement the statement by Sng. PKR was in power for 22 months in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government but what had the party done for NCR landowners?
“As a matter of fact, one of its former members had even called on the PH government to stop allocating fund for NCR land perimeter survey operations,” he said at a dinner he hosted for Telang Usan community in conjunction with the Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) mini convention in Miri.
Uggah, who is also PBB deputy president said the same member too had been a vocal critic of the GPS government’s effort to resolve NCR land problems through Section 6 and Section 18 of the State Land Code.
“But then he and his family members had benefitted through the very legislation that he had opposed.
“Such is its insincerity and unfairness to the rest who are waiting for their land titles to be issued. PKR is obviously trying to fish for votes,” he said.
He said NCR land owners were now better informed of the seriousness and commitment of the GPS government in recognising NCR land ownership.
“Opposition parties including PKR have only lies to tell, only lies to use to try to topple the GPS government.
“The people will not be easily taken in by lies and sweet promises,” he said.
On the PBB mini convention, Uggah said the next one would be held in Betong, followed by Sibu in October before ending in Kuching.
He quipped that the state election was around the corner and thus PBB needed to prepare its grassroots members.
Also present were Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau and Layar assemblyman Gerald Rentap Jabu.