Federal government facing obstacles in implementing projects in S’wak, says MP

16 Sep 2019 / 09:23 H.

by Matthew Umpang

KUCHING: Saratok MP Ali Biju says Pakatan Harapan (PH) must strive to be closer to the people of Sarawak, especially Bumiputras in the rural areas.

He added if PH wants to win the next state election it is vital it must make its presence felt in the rural areas by getting closer to the people.

Ali believed one way to achieve that is to implement more rural development projects in the rural areas.

Ali who is also a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president pointed out it does not mean PH government had not been fair to the rural communities but more can be done to get closer to them.

However, he complained that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government had not been helpful and made it difficult for the federal government to implement its development projects in the Sarawak.

Ali said he was dismayed to find out that the GPS state government is prohibiting local community leaders to participate in any PH event and programmes.

“I want the people of Sarawak to know that the federal government had always cared for them, especially those living in the interior and rural areas. Unfortunately there a few obstacles faced by the federal government in helping the people,” he said.

Ali was speaking during the launching ceremony of the PKR Sarawak Branch Annual General Meeting (MATC) held at a local hotel here yesterday.

Also present during the ceremony was Economic Affairs Minister and PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. — TheBorneoPost

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