KUCHING, Feb 28 – Pakatan Rakyat is prepared to do anything to gain power, especially in view of the soon-to-be-held 13th general election, Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi(Pic) said
today. The consequences of unfulfilled promises and the people were secondary to the opposition pact, he said and brushed aside the pact’s election manifesto as a political gimmick.
“It seems the promises in the (Pakatan) manifesto are too good to be true. In short, it’s merely a political gimmick,” Dr Rundi, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) secretary-general, told Bernama here.
He was asked to comment on the manifesto which, among others, promised that Pakatan Rakyat would stop the construction of the dams identified by the state government as the main catalyst for growth in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score). In questioning the opposition’s credibility to make new promises and fulfil past pledges, including its commitment to defend the rights of Sarawak and Sabah within the framework of the federal constitution, he said he hoped that the people would reject them in the coming polls.