By John Isaac
POLITICAL stunt or not, what matters is the initiatives introduced by DAP are all aimed at assisting the people.
Stressing this, Michael Kong said, many have since contacted DAP to seek assistance to ferry them to the various vaccination centre.
The special assistant to Sarawak DAP chief, Chong Chieng Jen, said this initiative also helped encourage people to register for the Covid-19 vaccine, particularly those who may opt not to register because they do not have transport to vaccination centres.
“The initiative as announced by Chong also benefits the taxi industry which has been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With no tourists coming to the state, they have all lost their source of income for the last year,” he said.
As part of the government, Michael said, SUPP should be coming up with more elaborate and comprehensive packages to help these people.
“However as history has shown over the last 58 years, GPS is unable and unwilling to understand and take care of the people’s plight.
“Thus far, SUPP especially Milton Foo (SUPP youth secretary-general) has yet to do anything beneficial for the people out of their own initiative,” he said.
He said the recent distribution of food aid as announced under BKSS 6.0 was a programme by the Welfare Department but was hijacked by SUPP to be its political agenda.
Even when SUPP was clearly trying to gain political mileage based on the people’s misery brought upon by the government’s inability to combat Covid-19, DAP welcomed the food aid because it was something that benefits the people during these times.
“On one hand, the government is asking everyone to play their part to combat Covid-19. With that, DAP took it upon itself to make the vaccine more accessible by offering free transportation to the vaccination centres.
“Yet, on the other hand, Milton is saying DAP should do nothing at all.
“So rather than just seeking cheap publicity in the press by making nonsensical comments, I urge Milton to either come up with more constructive ways to help the people at this point in time or just be quiet,” he said.