The abuse of government resources continues unabated ahead of the Batang Ai by-election in Sarawak
Pilot project in Sarawak
The Star, April 6, 2009
A children’s activity centre will be set up at a longhouse here under a pilot project to provide early education for rural children….Sixty-two people were given assistance totalling RM15,475, including 33 senior citizens, one disabled person and 21 who received aid for their children….the 36-door longhouse needed repairs and requested an allocation from the Government….In response, Dr Ng pledged to raise the RM40,000 needed.
Syed Hamid was speaking to reporters after presenting birth certificates to 38 recipients from the Lubok Antu district at Rumah Johnson, Kaong Ili, here yesterday. The oldest recipient was 55 years old, while the youngest was nine.
To another question, he said the timing of the handing over of these certificates close to the by-election was not deliberate.
“We are now issuing them with the identification documents because that is their right as genuine citizens of Malaysia. With these documents, they can enjoy their rights to have education and any other benefit,” he said.
The Star & Borneo Post, April 6, 2009
Joseph Salang, who is also Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications, launched the Cyberkids programme at SK Lubok Antu and said MCMC would erect three more communications towers in Lubok Antu to improve cellular services in the area. They would be set up in San Semanju, the Batang Ai Resettlement Scheme Phase 2 and Engkilili.
Borneo Post, April 5th, 2009
Electricity will come to longhouses in Lubok Antu, assures Tengah
Borneo Post, April 4th, 2009
…there have been many government vehicles going around in Lubok Antu to help out BN’s candidate in his campaigning… government departments and agencies should be neutral in any election campaign…. (MAFREL Press Statement, April 5, 2009)