KUCHING: Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen says PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s courtesy call on Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg on Tuesday had confirmed the unholy union between PAS, Umno and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) to topple the Pakatan Harapan government in the state using racial politics.
“On Sept 17, Hadi and other top PAS leaders had met Abang Johari to discuss the cooperation between PAS and PBB.
“Although Hadi openly claims that PAS is working with GPS as a whole, the truth is that it is only PBB that PAS is interested in working together with.
“To PAS, all the other Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) ruling coalition component parties, like PRS, PDP and SUPP, are irrelevant because these subsidiary GPS parties will only take instruction from PBB,” he said in a statement here today.
Chong said the Sarawak government should exercise its immigration autonomy and ban Hadi from entering Sarawak after he made a racist statement in the state.
“In the past, the Sarawak government had resorted to banning Pakatan Harapan leaders from entering Sarawak despite the fact that they were merely advocating against corruption.
“Now, we have PAS leaders coming into Sarawak advocating racial politics and instigating hatred against Chinese and spreading racial discord. Yet, the GPS government had welcomed them with open arms.
“To the dismay and great disappointment of many Sarawakians, instead of banning Hadi from entering Sarawak, Abang Johari is now working together with PAS,” he said.
He described it as “puzzling” for the GPS government to allow the PAS leaders, who had propagated racial hatred among the people, to enter Sarawak.
Chong said it was obvious that the GPS government only exercised its immigration autonomy to protect its political power and not to protect Sarawak from any socially destructive elements.
Earlier, Hadi had accused DAP of wanting to give control of Sarawak and its wealth to the Chinese.
Therefore, he said the Bumiputera community must unite to prevent this from happening.
Chong said Hadi’s statement was not true and had no place in Sarawak.
“It is such statements that have brought about the racial tension in the peninsula. Now, Hadi is trying to bring racial politics into Sarawak,” he said.