Push For Political Maturity, Not Succumb To ‘Political Reality’

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Press Statement By Michael Kong:

Lately, Wee Hong Seng has been seen on social media spending time with Wong King Wei. In July 2020, Wong King Wei cited the need for some positivity in Sarawak’s politics in order for the state to move forward. I would have expected Wee Hong Seng to learn from Wong King Wei in this regard but am very disappointed to see the mayor still being stuck in the BN-ways of politics.

As the mayor of Kuching South, Wee Hong Seng ought to realise that he has to take care of not only Padungan but also Pending, Batu Lintang and parts of Kota Sentosa. Therefore instead of only focusing his time in Padungan, I urge Wee Hong Seng to visit the other areas with MBKS’ jurisdiction.

For example, a visit to Stampin Resettlement Scheme will show how the community park at Lorong 2, Jalan Stampin Baru is not well managed by the council. Due to the inaction of the council, DAP had to even organise a communal work to remove all rubbish from the said park.

In fact, since August 2020, I have written numerous letters to MBKS raising issues but till today, I have only received 2 replies. Even the 2 replies led to unsatisfactory replies, meaning all the issues which I have raised were unresolved and not looked into.

Wee Hong Seng should realise that as a mayor of the people within Kuching South, he should be pushing for equal development and spending instead of accepting the ‘political reality’. As the mayor, Wee Hong Seng should push Abang Johari to allow access of funds to all assemblymen regardless of political affiliations. This is ultimately for the benefit of the people and that is what politics should really be about. GPS should take this opportunity to learn from Perak where all Perak representatives will be getting equal allocations to enable them to properly serve the people.

GPS and Abang Johari should also take note that the money that Abang Johari enjoys at his disposal does not belong to GPS alone but to all Sarawakians.

Michael Kong Feng Nian
Special Assistant to YB Chong Chieng Jen