Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

KUCHING:The list of pledges by Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) shows that they have run out of ideas, says Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president said PKR’s manifesto announced this week was made solely to garner the sympathy of local folks.

He viewed the 10 pledges in the manifesto as already fulfilled and implemented by the state government.

“They (PKR) seem to be running out of ideas on how to get the support from local folks, and it is amusing for their candidates to offer things that have already been implemented by the state government for a very long time.”

Abdul Karim added that the offers made were mere promises, and that local folks were accustomed to the Opposition’s tricks.

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said unlike the Opposition, the state government had made good on its promises, adding that it had also been successful in doling out relief and assistance to those badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I’m confident the people of Sarawak will not be easily deceived by the offers made by PKR, which are redundant and announced in a hasty manner.”

He added that PKR could be suffering from a short memory, with them making promises despite most of their past pledges being swept under the rug.

“They may have forgotten that many of the promises made during the last General Election have not been fulfilled, and some even failed to be implemented when they were in power the past two years.”

Sarawakians, Abdul Karim added, would not fall prey to cheap politics and that “what is important to them is to get on with their lives and secure the future of the community.”