GPS salary cuts a mere drop in the ocean, says PSB

By John Isaac

THE pay cuts undertaken by ministers, assistant ministers and assemblymen from the ruling GPS party is merely a drop in the ocean, said Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).

Also, the party said the move was merely to show solidarity between GPS and its Perikatan Nasional counterparts in the federal government.

In a statement, PSB said the sufferings faced by the people now called for something much more substantial from GPS instead of some mere cosmetic action.

“What we need right now is a rapid roll-out of vaccines across the state and the inclusion of all medical professionals, including general practitioners and private hospitals,” said PBS.

PBS said GPS had failed to do what mattered the most at this time, which was to make vaccines readily available for all Sarawakians.

“We have been doing our part in the fight against Covid-19 by creating awareness, distributing face masks, sanitisers and also food aid to those in need,” read the statement.

The party said it had also offered to assist GPS but none of the PSB assemblymen were given any opportunity to serve the people in the fight against Covid-19.

“We once again urge GPS to stop unnecessary projects and use the money to fight the pandemic. This would be much more effective than the mere RM3 million which would be collected from the salary cuts,” said PSB.

PSB also called for the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to be led by professionals and not politicians.