-DAP'S BILLBOARD IMPLIED THAT IF THE PEOPLE VOTE FOR BN DURING THE LAST STATE ELECTION, THEY WILL EAT GRASS..NOW BN HAD WON, HAVE ANYONE IN SARAWAK EATEN GRASS YET AFTER BN HAD WON SINCE A YEAR AGO?-
Nangka State Assemblyman Annuar Rapaee labelled Demoratic Action Party (DAP) as just "big liars playing-up dirty propagandas" to cause hatred in the people against the government.
Annuar, who is also a member of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) mentioned this to the August House during his motion of appreciation to Tuan Yang DiPertua Negeri Tun Abang Haji Salahuddin's addresses on the fifth day of the First Meeting of the Second Term of the 17th State Assembly Hall Sitting at the morning session yesterday.
"About a year ago during the State Election Campaign, in some of their billboards placed in Kuching city here in which were written in Mandarin stated that if the people vote for BN, they will eat grass...now tell me BN had won, have anyone in Sarawak eaten grass yet after BN had won since a year ago?"
"That billboard: "BAI MAO BU TAO, REN MIN CHEC CHAO," which literarily means: " if white is not toppled, people will eat grass" purposely errected with the intention just to trigger the people's hatred to the goverment."
"After more than a year, is there anyone found eating grass out of poverty? This is indeed a mischievous attempt at spinning the issue and nurturing hatred," he added.
"Yesterday Member from Kota Sentosa raised the issue of our billboard depicting the number of job opportunities created through SCORE, lambasting the projected two over million jobs to be created, as a dirty propaganda, when it is not and in addition, it is actually the opposition which is applying dirty propagandas (through the bilboards."
"This is because the projection is made based on the expected number of projects and job demand by 2030. Sarawak’s development especially in SCORE will push the GDP per capita much higher. In 2000, our GDP per capita was RM18,843 but ten years later, the GDP per capita catapulted to RM33,307 way above the national mark of RM27,113."
"I brought up this issue here because it is part of our responsibility to warn the people from being hoodwinked by this trickery. The opposition tries to make it appear that their alliance is compact and well-knitted whereas the reality is that the other way round. Their antagonism and rivalry on many issues are too obvious to be missed."
Pointing out that until today, the opposition failed to come up with a shadow cabinet that they have promised and at the state level where the Pakatan Rakyat has attempted to form a shadow cabinet but it was shot down by their own partner before it can really take off, Annuar added questioned that are they serious about a two-party system or they are more interest in creating a chauvinistic two-race party system?
"This is different from the Barisan Nasional, especially under the able leadership of the Prime Minister and here in Sarawak, our Chief Minister. The opposition never comes close to what the BN has offered the people in term of its leadership, policies and innovative ideas in transforming the nation."