-IN REALITY, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR THOSE WHO HAD SUPPORTED THE GOVERNMENT TO RECEIVE THE FUND OR ALLOCATION RATHER THAN THOSE WHO HAD NOT SUPPORTED BN-
The Chinese in Siburan must learnt to decide for themselves during the forthcoming 13th General Election what they want whether they want to support the government or otherwise because realistically, the priority of development and assistance will be given to those who support the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government.
Bengoh State Assemblyman Dr Jerip Susil (SUPP) said this adding that in term development, Siburan, a sub urban area needs much more development thus if they vote otherwise (the opposition), the funding which are supposedly for them will be channelled to other places where they support the government.
“This is not a threat but it’s the reality of limited funds and it would not be fair for those who had supported the government, especially from the rural areas where the need a lot of requirement and that had strongly supported the government all this while.”
“In reality, it is only fair for those who had supported the government to receive the fund rather than those who had not supported BN,” said Jerip, who is also the Assistant Minister of Public Health after launching the one-day Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC) Sarawak Chapter seminar held at the Islamic Information Centre near the city here earlier yesterday morning.
He was to comment on the setting-up of DAP office in Mambong recently and whether it can affect the General Election results.
When asked on the significant decreased of the support for Chinese representatives and whether Dayak representative will play the prominent role in this election, Jerip said that at this point of the time, our feeling that the general feedback of the Bumiputera support is still very much intake and they are also aware that a lot of this Bumiputera support.
“This is because of the rural voters and by at large the rural voters are prefer very much the development that are given by BN so on this aspect the rural voters particularly the Bumiputera voters are still very much intake.”
“Which mean we do have to work very hard to ensure the support of bumiputera are within the rural areas and as far as the Chinese voters are concern, we know that this will be field battle for a of us but nevertheless we try our best to persuade the Chinese to come along with us to see that the government of the nation.”
Pointing out that the government of the State comes hand to hand together and we all must work together, Jerip said personally, he thinks that all the Dayak YBs in the State and also in the Parliament will be the one who will anchor for this time.
“But at the same time we will be working in areas where we know that we are quite capable to win particularly, in central region in Sibu region, we know that we have a good outcome possibility there and we will try some places like Stampin, which I think had about 30 percent Bumiputera there.”
“We still work it out and still possible that we can recover some of our 30 per cent Bumputera and I believed that the Bumiputera voters within Stampin still can make a lot of impact in that area and as for Sarikei, there’s also make possibility because 40 per cent of Bumiputera voters.”
-FOR THE TIME BEING, SUPP SHOULD BE LEAD BY CHINESE AS IT IS A CHINESE BASED PARTY BUT EVENTUALLY WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT MINDSET AS IN THE FUTURE, ONLY THE FACT OF A "CAPABLE LEADER" IS IMPORTANT-
To a question whether a future SUPP president be a Dayak, he said they have to be realistic as at this point of the time it has to be a Chinese because it is a Chinese based party therefore we have to respect the Chinese mostly.
“But if there any changing of mind then the question on who shall lead as long as capable leader come in, the mindset have to change but that will take time therefore we are telling ourselves that it doesn’t matter if it is a bumiputera , dayak or Chinese as long as the capable leader comes in.”
“But at this point of the time, for the sake of political reason, the Chinese must lead because of SUPP is a Chinese based party and for the time being and they are the one who are more understand the Chinese community and sentiment better, therefore they must lead and take the leadership.”