Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak Backbenchers Club Chairman Abdullah Saidol today told Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to take care of Penang and not Sarawak.
He said Guan Eng’s call to Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem to leave the ruling BN coalition if Putrajaya failed to honour promises to Sarawak was a malicious political attempt to attract political attention and mileage.
“We don’t need his assistance or ideas in Sarawak. He can’t even handle the Penang Government efficiently,” he said.
“Guan Eng has put Penang in the doldrums in economic development and racial harmony,” he charged.
Guan Eng had yesterday called on Adenan and Sarawakian political parties to pull out of the BN if the ruling coalition failed to meet a deadline to accede to the state’s demand for autonomy. He urged Adenan to set a deadline for it.
Abdullah also told the PKR’s Batu Lintang Assemblyman See Chee How to stop harping on state rights.
The matter had already been raised by Deputy Chief Minister James Masing via a motion in the Sarawak Assembly last December, he added.
Abdullah, also Semop Assemblyman, recalled that the motion had the unanimous support of the state legislative assembly.
Basically, he added in a statement carried by the Borneo Post, the motion sought to review all legislation or any law and administrative power that affected the state’s rights.
He was commenting on See’s take on a Sunday Post report, “Territorial Sea Act null and void?”
The elected BN representatives, assured Abdullah, were equally concerned and wanted to protect Sarawak’s interests and rights.
In the coming general election, he expects the opposition to come up with propaganda to undermine the state government.
“I assume their attention and acts, to a certain extent, are about sabotaging our serious efforts and negotiations with the Federal Government,” he was quoted as saying.
Source : FMT Reporters Online