Sarawakians do not accept Umno – Masing
KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing does not think Umno will be accepted by Sarawakians following the outcome of the recent 14th General Election.
He said the election shows that Barisan Nasional ( BN) lost not because Malaysians did not like BN as a coalition, but they rejected BN because Umno was dominating the coalition.
“Umno had became too dominating, arrogant and refused to listen to smaller parties in the coalition.
“Their 60 years in power had made them blind to the problems of others and deaf to the cries of smaller groups in the coalition. Malaysians have had enough of it and rejected Umno, and as a result BN got the backlash.
“I don’t think Sarawakians would be in a hurry to allow Umno to come to Sarawak,” he said when contacted yesterday.
He was commenting on a NST Online report quoting Umno Veterans Club secretary- general Datuk Mustapha Yaakub as saying Umno should spread its wings to Sarawak following the withdrawal of the state’s four ruling parties from BN.
On Tuesday Chief Minister Datuk Patingggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also Sarawak BN chairman announced the dissolution of Sarawak BN.
Sarawak BN which comprised Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, Parti Rakyat Sarawak, Progressive Democratic Party and Sarawak United People’s Party, formed GPS.