We have to work harder after the Sibu by-election.
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw maintains that the party (PR) would have to work harder after the Sibu by-election, fulfiling the wishes of the people.
One major factor in the Sibu by-election is the unhappiness of the people on the greed, the corruption and the decadence. For example, they observe that some leaders build mansions and palaces. But, their legitimate incomes are not compatible with the conspicuous display of their wealth.
On 18.5.2010, Dr Tan ponders on the DAP Wong Ho Leng getting 18,845 votes against BN Robert Lau Hui Yew obtaining 18,447 votes, winning by 398 votes.
Walking in some parts of Sibu during May 8-16 by-election period, I have found that people are unhappy with things such as bureaucracy and corruption, in particular their perception on the Chief Minister amassing wealth of international proportion. What is the truth? There are people who help BN in order to get various projects.
The special feature of Sibu is flooding especially during high tides. The Rejang River is getting shallower because of silting due to upstream development and logging. Or is it the massive illegal logging of yesteryears? Are there ways to mitigate floodings?
DAP(PR) must study all the grievances of the people, trying to help wherever we can. We should work harder to push towards a change in the direction that people aspire.
Our members must continue to fight against greed, corruption and decadence. We ought to sharpen our machinery and campaigns, outlining our policies such as on education, merits and need.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw