Reject PSB, Bawang Assan constituents urged

Charles Chad Nissom

KUCHING: People in Bawang Assan, especially in the rural areas who are mostly Iban, should reject Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) because its representative has been ineffective in developing the constituency, says a political secretary to the Chief Minister.

Charles Chad Nissom said if the same representative had not even solved the problems with basic amenities such as providing good road access, water and electricity for the last 30 years despite so near to Sibu, then it was time to kick that person out come the 12th State Election.

“In a shameless act, they (some PSB assemblymen) purposely took some pictures in the bushes in Kapit and come out telling the world that the road conditions were terrible yet travelled the roads and crossed great bridges built by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to reach their destinations.

“This is a real and typical to what our late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem said ‘ada mata buta, ada telinga pekak’ (got eyes and ear but choose to be blind and deaf),” he said in a statement today.

He said this in support of Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing’s statement reminding PSB president Wong Soon Koh to not talk about others when his own area was languishing.

Charles also asked how the electorate could help and trust them when they chose to be ignorant and betray their wisdom?

“That is a complete lie when the locals can see in their very own eyes and had benefitted tremendously from the roads infrastructures that had been built.

“The fact that our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg travelled on his motorbike to Kapit recently again proved that their wild accusations were totally wrong.”

He mentioned the development had been lackadaisical in Bawang Assan for the last 30 years despite Soon Koh having the liberty as the second finance minister then.

“… and now being in the opposition and wish to wrest control of the state administration after the coming state election that would be a zenith too steep to climb and far too remote, as it seems, for now,” added Charles.