KUCHING: The media tit-for-tat over the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) continues with Santubong MP Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar saying that it is nothing more than an instrument that had been used in Kelantan and other states in Peninsular Malaysia to create a divided community.
He reiterated that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government is against this move by Putrajaya because it is a serious encroachment on Sarawak’s autonomy by the Peninsular Malaysia-centric leaders.
“It looks like Putrajaya is going ahead with their plan to break the local communities in Sarawak into several factions and party lines. It’s not enough, that states in Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia) are being split along racial and religious lines, now the PH government of Putrajaya is going to wrack havoc in Sarawak to split the people along party lines,” said Wan Junaidi.
“This is further supported by their local leaders and supporters in Sarawak for personal greed, glory and position. This MPKK is not going to be successful, except to divide the people and to create unhappiness, disunity and divisiveness,” he stressed.
He added that Sarawakians should no longer believe in Putrajaya and their PH MPs and state assemblymen in Sarawak.
“They are nothing more than the extension of Putrajaya subjugation and domination into Sarawak, not at the state level but down to small village and longhouse level. Sarawak can kiss the rights under the MA1963 and the Federal Constitution and the rights to an autonomy based on the letters and spirit of the MA1963 and the Federal Constitution good bye.”
He said: “Malayan absolute conquering and domination supported by their cohorts are already in your backyard and home. Sarawak PH leaders and followers who are agreeing to this are actually almost like ‘selling’ Sarawak’s autonomy to Putrajaya. This act is worse than surrendering our other rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and in the Federal Constitution.”
“This will be the watershed of Sarawak sell-out. It is just like ‘not only allowing a stranger to enter our house, but to allow him squat in our bedroom as well,” he added.
“I repeat what I said last week. What a shame. Especially, those PH MPs, ADUN (assemblymen) and grassroots leaders in Sarawak, who claimed to be fighting for Sarawak have now agreed to surrender Sarawak’s last frontier of autonomy to Putrajaya. Let all Sarawakian know who these betrayers are. Putrajaya is, of course, happy to give these leaders some peanuts in return for helping them to take over Sarawak lock stock and barrel,” said the outspoken Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member.
A PAS Sarawak leader agrees with Wan Junaidi that the move to establish MPKK when there is already the village security and development committee (JKKK) will divide the people and in the long run it will wreck the solidarity and harmony among Sarawakians.
“The state authorities generally too will not be able to control the breaking down of solidarity and harmony because they would be torn between two governments whenever there is a conflict of interest,” said PAS Sarawak Youth deputy chairman Syamsul Bahrie Mohamad.
He added that the major problem is that MPKK itself is not aiming to collaborate with the current village and longhouse heads.
The other major problem, he pointed out, is that the setting up of MPKK in each and every village in Sarawak will defeat the purpose and spirit of an effective administration.
“PH has reared its ugly head with the implementation of the MPKK because the obvious victims will be the people. By right, the PH government should be supporting the state government and for that matter address issues during roundtable meetings,” stressed Syamsul.
“They (PH) must not focus on dividing people using their political ideology but should use it to further development,” he said.