SUPP slams state PH for not fulfilling pledges
MIRI: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) has slammed state PH for finding ‘lame’ excuses not to fulfill their election pledges to Sarawakians.
This is in response to state PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s earlier statement that the ‘ new deal agreement’ for Sarawak was off and so was the devolution of powers.
“During the election campaign, state PH clearly stated in their election manifesto that in the event the PH becomes the government of the day, it would ensure the prosperity of Sarawakians by increasing the oil and gas royalty to 20 per cent, the decentralisation of power to Sarawak, and that 50 per cent of tax collected in Sarawak be returned to the state.
“Chong also on various occasions openly repeated the above pledges through the press and in his campaign videos, which were widely distributed through social networks and mobile phones,” said SUPP Central publicity secretary, Adam Yii, in a statement.He added that SUPP found it totally absurd for the state PH to say that the ‘new deal’ was off on the grounds that the state government did not sign it.
“First of all, one was not able to find any mention of such ‘New Deal Agreement’ in their Buku Harapan that such an agreement must be signed by the state government so that PH honour their pledges.
“Many Sarawakians have also watched Chong’s campaign videos. But, has he ever mentioned about the New Deal Agreement as a condition for PH to fulfill their pledges? Nothing. “SUPP also reminds PH that all the promises they pledged in their manifesto are promises with the people of Sarawak, not with the Sarawak government.
“When PH pledged those promises with the people, and the people voted them to form the government of the day, that is a good enough reason for the PH to stop finding excuses.
“They must fulfill all their pledges for the people,” he added.