KUCHING: Opposition leaders have been urged to quit blaming and pointing fingers at Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) over the country’s political situation.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit -Ukas) Abdullah Saidol said the reactions from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) leaders were very much predictable reflecting political anxiety and bitterness.
He said Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen had alleged that GPS had wronged the nation and Sarawak, accusing GPS of supporting the wrong candidate for prime minister; for enabling Umno to retake the premiership position and depriving an East Malaysian’s chance to be prime minister by not supporting Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Safie Apdal.
“Chong should be reminded about PH’s enormous failure and their own wrong against the nation and Sarawakian during their 22-months in federal administration,” Abdullah said today.
He further said GPS was never involved in causing or forcing former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign that had paved the way for a new prime minister to be appointed.
“Chong’s allegations are an attempt to deceive Sarawakian and a desperate effort to hide PH’s own clumsy mistake. All this political mess in the federal was started by DAP-led coup from the very first day PH lost the federal control and Tun Dr Mahathir resigned.
“It was also PH who was very quick to reject the ‘unity government’ and list of reforms proposed by Muhyiddin, which was long promoted by PH.
“Even Tony Pua and fellow DAP MP Ong Kian Ming had openly urged party leaders in PH to consider the offer from Muhyiddin, saying it would prevent the return of kleptocrats,” he said.
When Muhyiddin resigned, PH was confident and believed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had the sufficient numbers to claim the premiership. Unfortunately, their political calculation was wrong and DAP being the main agent provocateur to the whole political scheme ended up securing nothing.
“So DAP or PH leaders are not that politically clever after all. So, stop blaming and pointing finger at GPS,” he pointed out.
He also said that PH coalition’s failure to secure the premiership post was solely due to DAP’s rough, unscrupulous and rude political behaviour and treatment which the majority of other political parties were reluctant or absolutely refused to associate with.
Abdullah added that Sarawakians would not forget the lame excuses given for cancelling many federal funded infrastructure projects in Sarawak when PH was the federal government as well as other unfulfilled promises.
“Lesson to be learned from all this is that, please be wise when exercising our voting right, elect a leader who is sincere and passionate about serving the people and the country.
“Avoid electing those only concerned about their own self-interest and political power including those who only look and sound good with their mouth, but have weak administrative skill,” said Abdullah.