Hornbill Unleashed

June 5, 2017

Dr Sim’s statement reflects his ignorance, says Pending rep

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

The recent statement by Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian on the Chief Minister asking the opposition to join Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak to get government allocations is “very uncalled for”, says Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.

The DAP law-maker said Dr Sim’s statement also showed how ignorant the SUPP president is.

She added that Dr Sim ought to extend an open apology to Sarawakians for the statement he made on Saturday.

“CM did not say we should join BN if we want government allocations. All CM said was that he will study the matter.

“The role of the opposition should be respected in a democratic society and Dr Sim’s statement reflects his ignorance,” she said when contacted yesterday.

“He was talking as if it’s his own money. If they do not want to allocate grants to opposition areas, then don’t collect tax from those voted for the opposition.”

She pointed out that Dr Sim was not present at the recent DAP meeting with the Chief Minister, adding that three other ministers who were present “are from PBB”.

The three ministers were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Rural Electricity and Water Supply Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom and Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, she said.

She added that two private secretaries of the Chief Minister were also present.

“I do not know how and from whom Dr Sim got the information. But the main focus of the meeting was on autonomy issues. I remember (Kota Sentosa assemblyman and state DAP chairman) Chong (Chieng Jen) told CM that if Pakatan Harapan takes over Putrajaya in the 14th general elections, 50 per cent of the tax collected in Sarawak will be returned to Sarawak,” said Yong.

She reiterated that Dr Sim should respect elected representatives from the opposition while pointing out that “all the perks BN YBs are getting come from the people”.

Source : The Borneo Post Online



  1. No funds fot opposition means the bn dacing is tilted to one side. Should all who voted for the opposition stop payong taxes…i think its the right thing to do.

    Comment by Brian — June 5, 2017 @ 7:21 PM | Reply

  2. We thought that Dr. Sim would bring something different but now we know very well this is not going to be the case. How wrong we are. Well he and all those SUPP leaders have to survive , so the best is still follow the Boss and see whether more ‘ donations ‘ will be coming. SUPP and UPP will definitely close shop if they were to become opposition parties.

    Comment by Sii Pai Gong — June 5, 2017 @ 4:11 PM | Reply

  3. DOG sim, you think Gov funds are Gov strike toto, 4D, winning kuda kah..? are you hinting that citizens staying in opposition stte/constituents are EXEMPTED from paying Income Tax kah..?? You are such an ASSHOLE talking through your ASS…go back to school lah, or LICK the Lan Par of mo1…

    Comment by tiuniamah — June 5, 2017 @ 12:58 PM | Reply

  4. One is surprised that Dr. Sim who lived and worked in Australia can come out with such an idiotic statement. I hope he remembers that one day, SUPP and the BN will become an opposition party too. After all, how many times does he think a government can be bought with the people’s money?

    Comment by apai — June 5, 2017 @ 12:50 PM | Reply

  5. Shaft chili padi into his big mouth and seal it with 5-ton gum

    Comment by tigeryk — June 5, 2017 @ 10:05 AM | Reply

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