SANDAKAN: The DAP’s constant attack on Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) shows the latter has run out of ideas, says Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic).
“They are engaging in the blame game, accusing PBS of wrongdoing, referring to us as liars, and this shows they are bankrupt of ideas to woo voters.
“The content of their campaign essentially is making new promises, blaming and accusing opposition leaders of wrongdoing and character assassination,” the PBS president said Thursday (May 9).
Instead of outlining what they have done for the rakyat, especially here, he noted that DAP has come up with yet another promise, adding up to their many unfulfilled pledges.
“(DAP advisor) Lim Kit Siang promised to set up a
special council, comprising state and Federal ministers, which DAP hopes would return this district to its former glory.
“It is a laughable idea. He (Lim) is not even a member of Cabinet, who is he to decide the formation of an official committee?” Ongkili asked.
He said the sudden proposal also shows the incapability of DAP candidate, Vivian Wong, with Lim volunteering to be the advisor to share his ideas and time to monitor the implementation of projects here if Wong wins the Sandakan polls.
Ongkili also questioned if both the Federal and state governments have been consulted on the proposal to form the committee.
“It is just a classic case of janji tarang bulan (false promise), and the Sandakan people should not fall into their trap and believe their sweet promises that they would be able to bring glory days back to Sandakan,” he said.
Ongkili said PBS candidate Datuk Linda Tsen was an experienced leader and needed no coaching when it comes to managerial and administration works.
“She was a two-term MP, and has voiced out the concerns of her constituents at previous Parliament sittings.
“Tsen is the right voice for Sandakan,” said Ongkili.
Ongkili also asked if the setting up of the proposed council would render the Sandakan Municipal Council redundant.
It is also interesting to know the budget required for the setting up of such a council as both the Federal and state governments had been making excuses that implementation of certain projects had to be put on hold due to insufficient funds, he added.