Rep unhappy opposition claiming credit for BN govt projects
Posted on July 22, 2012, Sunday
SRI AMAN: Assistant Minister of Rural Development Datuk Francis Harden Hollis is unhappy over the opposition’s attempt to claim credit for projects implemented by Barisan Nasional (BN) representatives.
He said that the opposition should not dispute government projects because the implemented projects were from the BN government and not the opposition.
Francis, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, told a press conference this after a government grant presentation for Simanggang constituency at the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) office on Friday evening.
“I have been made to understand that the opposition has visited longhouses and tried to take photos to be published in the newspaper to claim that those projects are from the opposition.
“As far as we know, not a single project came from the opposition and those we see are from the BN government,” he stressed.
Therefore, he urged the people in the constituency and other constituencies to ignore the opposition’s claims because they were only trying to get the people’s support in the upcoming election.
Francis, who is Simanggang assemblyman, added that the opposition were on the move in the rural areas and town areas to highlight various issues like the building of water treatment plant in Bayai.
Other projects are roads at several longhouses at Ulu Paku, Undop which were approved and due to be implemented soon and bridge projects at Ulu Paku and Ulu Undop.
He pointed out that several mega projects were also being implemented in Sri Aman.
“These are projects from the BN government, and not from the opposition as alleged by them. Therefore, we do not want the people to listen to the lies because each and every project comes from the government,” said Francis.
At the event, Harden presented seven cheques amounting to RM55,000 to four parent-and-teacher associations, two associations and a church.
Also present was councillor Sawing Sumar.