Tuesday, 5 February 2013

BN ready to counter DAP’s lies in rural areas

February 5, 2013

SIBU: The state BN has strategies to prevent the opposition from misleading the Dayaks in the rural areas with racial and strong anti-establishment sentiments.

State BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi said yesterday they were fully aware of the opposition’s plan and intention to penetrate into the Dayak areas.

“Of course, we have anticipated that for sometime now, we have worked out our own strategy to make sure that they don’t mislead the Dayaks with racial and hatred linked to strong anti-establishment sentiments.

“Surely, this will bring more harm than good to the Dayaks, which happened in the early years of the formation of Malaysia,” Dr Rundi, who is also Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications), told The Borneo Post.

He was asked on DAP Sarawak’s activation of its election machinery, following the launch of its ‘Sarawak Ubah Machine’ to make inroads into rural areas to wrest more seats from BN this coming General Election.

Sarawak Ubah Machine team leader Wong King Wei, who is Padungan assemblyman, reportedly said the move was to facilitate their campaigning in rural areas, where the machine or truck would function as a mobile stage for them to make speeches.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said: “It is interesting to hear of the launching of DAP’s campaign truck or rather DAP’s ‘dump’ truck for them to unveil their load of rubbish and lies.”

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development, added that Road and Transport Department should ensure the truck is roadworthy and comply with the purpose the truck was registered for.

“We do not want to see unroadworthy DAP ‘dump’ truck plying around villages, causing a danger and nuisance to the public and other road users.

“JPJ and the police should also ensure that big trucks like this do not damage village roads with their heavy load and tonnage,” he said.

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