DAP told not to fan anti-govt sentiment in Sabah
Published on: Thursday, November 25, 2021
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Kenny (left) and Lim.
Kota Kinabalu: The DAP was told not to plant hate politics or fan anti-government sentiment among Sabahans.

Parti Solidariti Tanahairku (Star) Vice President Kenny Chua said: 

“Lim Guan Eng comes here and tells us how unfairly we’ve been treated by the Perikatan Nasional and Barisan Nasional. 

“Who does he think we Sabahans are? Are we merely some oxygen they desperately need to keep the DAP breathing and remain relevant in the political landscape of the country?” 

Chua was responding to Guan Eng’s accusation that Sabah was being treated worse under the PN and BN as the State received only 6.9 per cent of the development expenditure in the 2022 Budget, compared to 9.3 per cent under Pakatan Harapan.

Chua said Sabahans would never forget the time two years ago when Guan Eng, then the Finance Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government, delivered the bad news to Sabahans and Sarawakians that the promise to give 20 per cent instead of the current 5 per cent in oil royalties to the two states could not be fulfilled.  This was the PH’s promise to people of both states in the 2018 general election that included a return of half of all tax receipts collected.

“For so long, Sabahans and Sarawakians believe they have been cheated out of our own natural resources. But to see a promise broken just like that made us feel that we’ve been cheated twice.

“So, how could Guan Eng talk about injustice when he and the PH had also treated Sabahans and Sarawakians the same?” he asked. He said Sabahans would also never forget that as DAP Finance Minister, he imposed new taxes on Malaysians such as the Departure Tax, Digital Tax, Sales and Service Tax, among others.

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