Same Old Blackmail Tactics By UMNO's Latest PM

The people of Sarawak need to make the right choice in the 12th state election to maintain good relations between the state and federal governments, said Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to him, good ties are important to facilitate dealings between the two governments especially in implementing development for Sarawak residents.

Taking the example of the Second Sungai Yong Bridge costing RM12.6 million located about 15km from Kapit, Ismail Sabri said it would not be implemented if the two governments have a different focus

“Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Jo (Abang Johari Openg) is my friend. As such, I hope the people would not make the wrong decision, for many more [projects] which need to be approved may not be implemented if the state administration is different from the central government,”

Our comment

In a genuine democracy a politician making such a threat would be booed out of office.

Yet this bigoted prime minister who has crafted a budget that almost exclusively caters purely for Malays has openly seen fit to threaten the people of Sarawak that he will direct none of their own oil money towards developing their state unless they vote for his allies – the plunderers from GPS.

What better statement to sum up the reality of the relationship UMNO has maintained, not as equal partners with the supposedly independent Borneo states that have made West Malaysia rich, but as plundering colonialist bullies?

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