Monday, 9 December 2013

DAP `picks’ on Abg Johari for political points, says SUPP Youth chief

KUCHING: Sarawak DAP was merely gunning for political points when they picked on PBB deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg during the recent State Legislative Assembly sitting.

SUPP Youth chief Tan Kai, who said this, said it was shocking that state DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen had likened Abang Johari to an Umno MP, while DAP assemblywomen joined in by accusing the Housing Minister of making sexist remarks towards one of them.

“He (Chong) even made a baseless speculation by relating the state minister (Abang Johari) to Umno coming to Sarawak, which up until today has never been confirmed and still remains a rumour.

“Many of us should know that Abang Johari is a Malay politician who is widely accepted, respected and supported by the Chinese community. Now that the state election is drawing nearer, DAP leaders suddenly turned their attention to the Satok assemblyman.

“Such an unusual move is almost a hint of where are they going next.”

Chong, who is also Kota Sentosa assemblyman and Bandar Kuching MP, was suspended indefinitely by the DUN on Nov 26 for uttering ‘objectionable’ words against Abang Johari during his debate speech four days earlier.

Tan said being a Malay and maintaining a friendly working relationship with the federal leaders cannot be construed as an attempt to bring Umno into Sarawak

“If Chong’s logic is equally applied to DAP’s close relationship with PAS, since the two parties have worked closely with each other in the past and present, does that mean DAP is supportive of PAS’s Theocratic State ideology?”

On another matter, he charged that DAP assemblypersons had not been able to perform and deliver accordingly despite the whopping 300 per cent increment in their pay.

“DAP YBs failure to get responses they had anticipated in the just concluded DUN sitting has proven the fact that despite the drastic hike in their salary, which were unanimously agreed by all the YBs, they were unable to perform and deliver accordingly.

“The whopping 300 per cent increment in their pay check did not come with 300 per cent improvement in their performance.”

Touching on the issue of some coffee shop owners who had waited for six to seven months for approval and issuance of operating licences, Tan, who is also a Kuching South City Council (MBKS) councillor, gave his assurance that the application processes could be up with proper documents and full compliance by the applicants

He explained that application for operating licences would be processed and approved within a month, provided that all necessary documents are prepared with full compliance to terms and conditions.- theborneopost

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