In tit-for-tat, Serembu rep urges CM to limit movement of federal officers in Sarawak
0 month ago, 07-Nov-2019
Miro also criticised the lack of funding for the various federal agencies and departments in the state by the federal government, citing complaints form their staff and officers. File Photo
KUCHING: A government backbencher has urged Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to restrict the movement of federal civil servants in Sarawak due to the treatment given to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders by their departments and agencies.
Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh said there were certain federal ministries that have been uncooperative, such as RTM which has been restricting its coverage on GPS elected representatives and recently, schools were even stopped from having them at their events.
If we are going to be restricted like this, I urge the Chief Minister to exercise our rights to restrict the movement of all federal agencies and departments in the state. We claim full autonomy to the major agencies and departments such as education, immigration and customs.
them have a taste of their own medicine, he said when debating the 2020 State Budget at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting this morning.
Miro also criticised the lack of funding for the various federal agencies and departments in the state by the federal government, citing complaints form their staff and officers.
Among them are allocation for schools, hospitals, clinics, the police and the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba).
Some schools dont even have allocation to buy tonner for their photocopy machine. This means the federal financial situation is very dire. The Finance Minister does not function properly because he has always been an opposition (leader).
How to expect all these federal departments agencies to function properly?, he said.
Miro also suggested the state government take over all Community Development Department (Kemas) kindergartens in the state to be rebranded in line with the aspirations of the state government.
We do it our way, he said.