Chong ticked off for too much politicking

Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman

KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth deputy chief Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman has ticked off Pakatan Harapan Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen for continuing with his politicking despite the latter now a deputy minister.

He said Chong, who is Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, should be professional in his action instead of finding faults with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) setup for the alleged backwardness of Sarawak.

“He should do less politicking now, and focus instead in looking at how the federal government can assist in accelerating development in Sarawak. He should look at how his ministry can work out better things for Sarawak.

“He should be more professional rather than pointing fingers and blaming GPS and BN. What we want is a better future for Sarawak, and what the federal government is planning to do for Sarawak,” he told reporters after attending a closed door briefing with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at a leading hotel here yesterday.

He also said that allocation given by the federal government was not enough and not in consistent with the size of Sarawak, which is almost the same size as the Peninsula.

“During the late Tok Nan’s (Pehin Sri Adenan Satem) time, he demanded for more resources, allocation and evolution of power for Sarawak because we lag behind other states. This struggle is being continued by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he said.

Fazzrudin, who is also Tupong assemblyman, was asked to respond to a statement issued by Chong on Wednesday claiming that GPS was the main culprit for making many parts of Sarawak still so backward in terms of development,

Chong, who is also DAP Sarawak chairman, also alleged that former BN leaders had accumulated wealth but Sarawak remained backward, and that a change of government was needed to stop the exploitation of the peoples’ rights and Sarawak’s wealth by GPS.

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