Abang Jo warns “outsiders” to stay out of state’s polls affairs

SUPP president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) hands over the party’s resolutions to Abang Jo at the party’s special convention. – Malay Mail photo.

CHIEF Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the upcoming state election is a Sarawak affair and “outsiders” should have nothing to do with it.

“There are people saying that they should be no election. I was surprised that the opposition says ‘no election’,” the CM said after officiating at the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Convention 2020.

“You manage…Covid-19. After its the problem of Sarawakians, not outsiders. Who ask people outside of Sarawak to come here?

“Sarawak is ruled by Sarawakians. It (Sarawak Election) is not their (outsiders’) problem, it is our problem. We tackled our own problem. Covid-19 doesn’t mean we must stop election,” said Abang Johari, Dayak Daily reported.

He added that the state government has been effective in handling Covid-19.

He expressed surprise that the opposition has been very much against the call for the 12th Sarawak State Election.

Several opposition parties like the DAP, PKR and Parti Bumi Kenyalang have called on the state government to not hold the election now due to the worsening Covid-19 situation.

The current term of the legislative assembly ends on Apr 21 next year, and election must be held within 60 days.

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