Chong brands projects listed in SUPP Stampin manifesto misleading
Chong holds up the SUPP Stampin manifesto and a newspaper clipping at the conference.
KUCHING: Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate for Stampin Chong Chieng Jen has called the projects listed in the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stampin manifesto as misleading.
He said Dr Sim could implement almost 99 per cent of those projects in his capacity as the Local Government and Housing Minister.
The English version of the recently launched SUPP Stampin manifesto.
Not just that, Chong said the blueprint of the Batu Kawah Waterfront beautification project was already approved by the state government 10 years ago.
“It was approved in 2008 and Dr Sim said he would implement it when he contested in Batu Kawah in the 2016 state election. Having won the election, nothing was done and now 2018 similar promise.
“All the projects promised in the 2018 SUPP Stampin manifesto can be implemented by him as a state minister. There is no necessity of him to hold voters of Stampin to ransom, that only if he gets elected, those projects will be carried out,” he told a press conference here today.
Chong pointed out that Dr Sim was a senator, a portfolio that shares the status of an MP and has access to federal ministers and funds.
He asked what Dr Sim had done during his four-year tenure as a senator, a post which the SUPP chief had to give up in order to stand in this election.
“If you have the intention the to fight for additional funds, you could have easily said it in the Upper House. You don’t need to give up (senatorship) and contest in the Lower House. Why didn’t you fight for those projects in the Upper House?