CHERAS, 29 JAN: The experiencing of receiving various benefits in the four years of residing in Selangor will be told by the Sarawak community here to the people of their villages so that the state can make changes in the upcoming elections.
This was voiced by Sarawakians who have been residing in Selangor and have been enjoying a variety of benefits such as 20 cubic metres of free water and TAWAS funds as a result of a trustworthy, efficient and a welfare state administration of the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat.
The Tuai Rumah in the Sarawakian village in Taman Sunway Cheras, Sylvester Papuh, 45, said that the efficiency and trust of Selangor PR can be seen by how the Selangor Chief Minister is able to obtain the highest benefit from the money spent.
Sylvester said that the Sarawak Government’s annual expenditure is RM4 billion for more than three million people compared to the RM 1 billion used by the Selangor Government for almost six million of its residents.
“The Sarawak government should practise a more efficient administration system because Sarawak is a state with various sources of wealth.
“The is still a lot of unfinished business, the young generation (in Sarawak) should take this opportunity to evaluate what this state (Selangor) has that still has not been given to Sarawak,” said Sylvester who has been residing in Selangor for more than two years.
He was interviewed after his garden received a visit from Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim at Sunway Cheras.
For Alexander Ujin, 30, who has been residing in Selangor for 13 years said that Sarawak has now been far left behind.
He said that the people in Sarawak are urged to immediately make changes in the upcoming 13th General Elections (GE-13) for a more secure future.
“In Sarawak, we live in the rural areas and use water from the mountains for our daily living. The pipes provided by the Government cannot be afforded because of their high cost that burdens the people,” said Alexander who comes from Serian.
Jusa Kuin, 32, also is happy to be residing in Selangor compared to Sarawak because of the more secure welfare such as the provision of the free water scheme as well as being able to enjoy the rapid developments.
“I have been residing in Selangor for 10 years and I feel that this state has improved since PR became the State Government that has been proven to take care of its people,” he said.
In the meantime, Abdul Khalid asked so that residents in Sarawak who are residing in this state to be ‘ambassadors’ to tell of the changes that has been carried out by the PR Government in Selangor.
He said that the Sarawak Government has still failed to fulfil its responsibilities to the people despite having various resources of wealth.
“It is good if we can change the government, we will be able to get more that we got before,” said Abdul Khalid.
Previously, the Selangor Government led by Abdul Khalid had promised to rebuild a longhouse in Saratok, Sarawak, which was destroyed in a fire.
This promise was fulfilled early this January and the Rumah Unding longhouse opening ceremony was personally officiated by the Chief Minister of Selangor and was also attended by Dr Xavier who is the Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government Exco.