SUPP Youth tells Pakatan to clean its own backyard
Posted on June 26, 2012, Tuesday
KUCHING: SUPP Youth does not welcome Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and other Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) leaders to Sarawak to discuss local issues.
Its chief Tan Kai said he felt there was no need for Pakatan leaders to come over and trumpet their policies while their own states – Penang, Kelantan, Selangor and Kedah – were beset with problems.
He asserted that Lim should focus on addressing the low-cost housing issue in Penang that had been repeatedly raised by BN for the benefit of low-income earners there.
“Stop beating around the bush and stop politicking about the construction of low-cost housing promised by Pakatan Rakyat in Penang.
“Instead of coming here to boast about their sound policies, they should go back to their own states to deliver their promises,” he told a press conference at SUPP headquarters here yesterday.
Tan, who has been nominated by SUPP to contest in Bandar Kuching in the coming general election, charged that it had become the norm for Pakatan to make promises without fulfilling them.
“And the victims are the people.”
If the Pakatan-ruled state government in Penang was sincere in helping low-income group, he said it should look into the low-cost housing projects there.
“The need for low-cost housing in Penang is high, but this issue continues to be neglected by the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government. The Penang state government appears to be more interested in constructing high-end houses and condominiums.”
On Pakatan’s Orange Book (Buku Jingga), he questioned Lim why the book mentioned no ‘big plan’ for Chinese schools as well as its stand on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
“Of late, (PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim proposed to abolish the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), and may I ask why it was not included in Buku Jingga?”