Soon Koh would ‘proudly’ cut salary

Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh would have happily contributed his salary to the State Disaster Fund instead of politicising it had he still been in the state government.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang said the move by the PSB chief to ridicule the salary cuts on state government leaders was merely playing to the gallery.

“He is stooping to low levels of politicking, doubting a clear and straight forward noble gesture in an act of giving by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) representatives.

“Had he still been in the state government, he would proudly have joined in to do the same. Now that he is in the opposition, he would ridicule the good things that GPS or its representatives are doing for the people.

“He is simply trying to give a perception that he could do better,” he said in a statement on Sunday (June 6).

Idris said Wong shouldn’t be too critical of others as he himself had not been able to bring the desired level of development to his own Bawang Assan constituency despite representing it for 30 years.

“He should be gentleman enough to acknowledge the good things that the chief minister and the GPS government has been doing with more than 100 initiatives rolled out for the benefit of the people,” Idris said.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman said information on the initiatives was easily obtainable through the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) and the Information Department, adding the PSB leader should update himself on the matter.

“Please give credit where and when it is due. Do not ridicule, mock and insult the good work of your rivals just because you feel like wanting to score some political points.

“The mentality of having that hostile attitude — opposing for the sake of opposing is out-of-date and old-fashioned politics,” he said.