Vote wisely

Fatimah (front fifth left) alongside other guests and attendees of the 'Sarawak Kita Empun N.15 Asajaya' programme.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Voters need to make wise choices in the upcoming state polls.

In stating this, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Women chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said voters need to reflect on the hardships caused by the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

“We need to remember how the PH government ruled for 22 months, especially when Sarawak was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The PH government is what we call a failed government,” she said in her speech at the ‘Sarawak Kita Empun N.15 Asajaya’ programme held at the Kota Samarahan Civic Centre here on Sunday.

She added that the PH government collapsed due to the lack of a clear stance among themselves; constantly changing their previously mentioned plans on a daily basis.

“This creates chaos such as the issue of school shoes and so on. For 22 months PH had ruled and they failed to govern the country and they failed to fulfil their manifesto. When asked, they said the manifesto was not necessarily meant to be fulfilled.

“However, when the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government makes its manifesto, it counts as a promise and a commitment that we will fulfil and not just manis di mulut sahaja (sweet-talking),” she said.

Fatimah explained that Malaysia is now administered by Perikatan Nasional (PN) plus GPS, emphasising that GPS is not in PN, but a separate entity that supports PN.

“GPS left Barisan Nasional (BN) because it is confident that it can govern this state itself. It is easier for us to fight for our rights as Sarawakians when we are independent.

“Therefore, we must remind voters to not repeat the same mistake. Look at how PH ruled.

“The GPS government is efficient in ruling Sarawak, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.

She said GPS has a clear stance on its direction as emphasised by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in his desire to see Sarawak become a developed state by 2030.

Additionally, Fatimah also called on the people, particularly local dwellers here, to continue to back the GPS government.