Friday, June 22, 2012
Star leader condemn Ewon for threatening rakyat who dislike BN
By Jalibin Paidi
RANAU : I am shocked to read YB Dr Ewon Ebin's statement today where he was reportedly to have said that he would not assist now those who support the opposition because it was not Barisan Nasional policy.
He said so in his speech made at a meet the people session at Kampung Wakaku in Paginatan near here a few days ago and carried by a local newspapers (Daily Express) today.
Ewon said: "Honestly i cannot assist those who support the opposition because i hold true to the BN government concept which is different from the opposition party's concept".
His words could be taken as a threat against the rakyat as a whole, when he knows best that no matter which party the people support, they still are bona fide citizens of Sabah and Malaysia and therefore entitled to assistance from the government.
What Ewon promoted in his speech was sheer arrogance of power and signal his paranoia of a shifting allegiance of the disenfranchised Sabahans including many Dusuns in Paginatan and Ranau.
Isn't it a practice of a civilised democracy to allow citizens freedom of expression or association with any legitimate party they believed in its struggle?
On Ewon's contention that only BN can bring development and assistance, this is a misguided belief, as anybody can work to bring development and that it is the government that are entrusted to manage the people's money and it is not BN that is the only one who can bring development.
In fact because of the growing strength of dissents and opposition in Sabah, the government tends to listen and give more development to Sabah now. If not, then BN leaders like Ewon would just take the people's support for granted.
Ewon must also be reminded that he was once in opposition PBS and he should be able to appreciate his experience with the people then and not replicate what his masters UMNO was telling him to say now.
The people are wise and need not be threatened with such arrogant words even though they are now supporters of parties other than the UMNO-led BN.
Issued by KG Publicist
Posted by wikisabah at 11:21:00 PM