Sarawakians do not ac­cept Umno – Mas­ing

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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.

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