Villagers protesting the need to establish MPKK in Sarawak.

KUCHING: Residents of Kampung Haji Baki Block C will rally behind their community leader in rejecting the formation of the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

The protest led by its village chief Rosli Ahmad Darus said the villagers of Block C are satisfied with the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government.

According to him, Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang has been very supportive towards their activities and projects in which grants have been implemented accordingly.

“All projects under him have been successful. He is constantly seen on the ground, visiting the needy people in our society and also addressing the needs of his constituents.”

In response to allegations saying that the JKKK and MPKK are working closely together, Rosli was quick to reply that the villagers of Block C are not involved nor affiliated with Democratic Action Party (DAP).

“We are strong supporters of GPS with over 800 voters. GPS? So far, so good. DAP? No way.

“There are bound to be opposition supporters but it seems they are running out of battery — ‘so weak’. We don’t need you (DAP), GPS is good enough,” he said this to reporters following the closing ceremony of a two-month period of gotong royong to clear up the drug dens in the area.

Villagers protesting the need to establish MPKK in Sarawak.

He explained that the villagers of Kampung Haji Baki have pledged their allegiance to GPS — opposing DAP from entering as their methods are considered a nuisance and a political gimmick to separate the people.

He added that Kampung Haji Baki Block C is a fortress for GPS.

Meanwhile, Lo who officiated at the closing ceremony lauded the effort undertaken by villagers in addressing social issues which are not only unhealthy but also pose a threat to the safety of the villagers.

“They have been carrying out their community work on a weekly basis on Sunday for the past two months since September. During the gotong-royong, villagers found needles believed to be used in drug abuse activities — even condoms,” he said.

He said the programme is their own initiative and the villagers have been supportive of it.

“Every time they carry out their community work, it is like a family day here, a good get together amongst the villagers,” he noted.