By John Isaac
THE integrity of a candidate in the coming election is crucial to gain the support of Chinese voters, said Sarawak Association for People’ Aspiration (Sapa) president Dominique Ng.
“One important issue is the integrity of candidates. The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government fell as a result of ‘frogs’ jumping.
“Certainly in the Chinese community, we don’t want ‘frogs’; we want to fry all of them, because ‘frogs’ are people with no integrity and have no role in our politics,” he said in a webinar as reported by New Sarawak Tribune.
Ng said the community does not want any corruption in the government, which is one of the biggest issues presently.
“At the end of the day, the people of Sarawak want candidates who have integrity, dedicated to serve the people and not say one thing and do another thing,” he said.
Ng said among the core interest of the community is the right to get affordable and quality education because it is important to every Chinese family.
“Certainly the Sarawak government has taken very good care of Chinese education. The Chinese do not need government handouts, but we do want the chance to survive, earn our living through our sweat and tears,” he said.
The Bandar Kuching Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief said as for access to the top of the table, Sarawak Chinese have played their roles in the state economy with large companies controlled by the community.
“But for the average Sarawakian, they always face marginalisation wherever we go, whether in terms of jobs in the government sector, education and all round prospects, there is always marginalisation.
“But we have never given up. The Chinese continues to fight and will continue to do so. This is what every political party in Sarawak that aspires to represent the Chinese need to be careful about,” he said.