SERIAN – The coming Sarawak State Elections will be the first time the people can express their disapproval towards the Barisan National (BN) Government for the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April, 2015. In this coming State Elections, the people must send a clear message to BN that the people oppose GST.
Sarawak DAP Chairman said under BN government, regardless whether the international oil price is up or down, ultimately the people suffers. When the oil price was high, the cronies of the BN government have a windfall and benefits from the high revenue generated while the people suffers from high inflation. “However, when oil price is low, the people also suffers from inflation. This is the result of the BN policies favouring the cronies over the people,” he said during the launching of the State Election Machinery for Kedup and Bukit Semuja at Balai Raya Kampung Sangai Empani, recently.
Bukit Semuja is one of the 11 new State seats.
Chong Chien Jen said, in 2015, there was a total RM900 million allocated for Minor Rural Projects (MRP) fund. With such amount, every DUN constituency should get approximately RM15 million each. Given that there are about 100 kampong in Kedup constituency, each kampong (or every JKKK) in Kedup should get about RM150,000 for MRP fund in 2015.
“However, this is not the case. Where has all the MRP fund gone to? That is the question everyone must ask their Ketua Kampung, BN ADUN and the minister.
When DAP brought up this question in DUN, according to Chong who is also ADUN Kota Sentosa, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Haji Satem refused to answer and tried to divert the issue by accusing the DAP of objecting against rural development.
“Ultimately, despite whatever said by Adenan or Najib about how good BN is, people’s livelihood are seriously affected by the BN policies. Business activities are slowing down and the working class are finding their disposal income shrinking,” he said.
Therefore, he stressed, voters in Sarawak should seize this opportunity to strengthen the opposition and lay the foundation for change of government in the 14th General Elections. – SarawakVoice.com