By Emma Victoria
PARTI Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has urged the Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing to address issues and needs of the people in his Baleh constituency, instead of spreading false allegations against opposition leaders in Sarawak.
The party’s secretariat said in a statement that it was irresponsible for Masing to claim that Bawang Assan assemblyman Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh didn’t do anything to develop the constituency in the past 30 years.
“If Wong has done nothing for Bawang Assan, how could he have managed to retain the seat for so many terms? Is Masing also questioning the wisdom of the voters?
“Wong, who is also PSB president, was voted and entrusted by the people as he has a proven track record in developing Bawang Assan, which is also known as one of the best developed rural seats,” said the secretariat.
PSB said the people had witnessed how Bawang Assan has transformed from a rural to a suburban seat with infrastructures facilities over the years, such as having 90 per cent of the roads there paved.
Majority of the longhouses and households now have electricity and water supply, and there is a road access to Empawah, Pradom, Sg Sadit, Engilo and Sg Bidot.
“So, it is not true for PRS to claim that Bawang Assan had no roads until Masing came in. ”
PSB said Masing, also the PRS president, should be the one who looks into his own backyard which lacks development and have poor road conditions which posed a risk to the local villagers and people who travel there.
“If it wasn’t for the construction of the Baleh hydropower dam in his area, Baleh would have been left behind for decades in terms of basic infrastructure development.”
“Even the road leading to Tunoh, which is designated as a tourist attraction and an airport, is still a muddy gravel road, which is very dangerous. Therefore, it is better for Masing to work harder for the people in Baleh, instead of criticising other leaders.”