PBS chides Lasimbang for complaining on social media


KOTA KINABALU: It is the duty and responsibility of an elected representative to serve and help the people diligently, as this is the reason people voted them, says Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai (pic).

Dr Yee was disappointed that Moyog assemblyman Jenifer Lasimbang, who is also Assistant Education and Innovation Minister, complaint about her job and responsibilities on social media.

“It is unbecoming of an elected representative to complain on social media that she is sick and tired of people, especially parents, seeking her help for their unemployed children.

"It is unacceptable behaviour from someone who had taken an oath to serve and help the rakyat,” said Dr Yee, a former deputy chief minister.

“I’m sure her voters will feel insulted by her statement and disappointed with her attitude towards her responsibilities. And if she is unwilling or unable to carry out her duties effectively, there are others who are ready and willing to serve the rakyat sincerely," he said.

Dr Yee said previously, when he was an elected representative, he served the rakyat willingly without complaining, as this was expected from an elected representative.

Dr Yee also said that previously, when he served as the deputy chief minister and as Resource Development and Information Technology minister, he had set-up the Sabah Job Centre.

It is a platform to help unemployed graduates and provide free skills trainings that covered ICT and language courses.

However, Dr Yee said he was disappointed that Lasimbang has failed to use the resources available to her ministry to assist unemployed graduates, and instead, chose to insult those who sought her help on social media.

Dr Yee reminded all elected representatives to focus on serving the people and stop politicking.