MIRI : Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu Numpang has warned Sarawakians not to engage in the 'bad political culture’ practiced by the opposition parties from the peninsular.
He said such politicking will only throw Sarawak especially and Malaysia in general into the abyss of confusion and chaos.
He urged instead for all to embrace the 1Malaysia concept advocated by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
Citing the fate of once successful African nations, he said Sarawakians must be wise to the destructive ways of bad politics.
“Don’t accept the bad political culture of the peninsular-based opposition parties.
“They want to bring their political styles here. They tried this in the recent Sibu parliamentary by-election. It was very sad because this has never happened in Sarawak before,” he said.
Jabu was speaking to participants at the Dayak Association Miri (DAM) Members’ Solidarity Night held here recently.
Urging Sarawakians to support Barisan Nasional for their continued wellbeing, he said: “We have seen far too many bad examples especially in Africa.
“Some African countries gained independence earlier than Malaysia. At one time they were more developed and advanced than us.
“But look at them now. Some of these countries are suffering because there exists (political) confusion, riots and instabilities.”
Expressing hope that Sarawak and Malaysia will not relegate itself into such a state, he said the Dayak community was committed to working together with the BN.
“I pray that Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general will not end up in chaos. We will continue to help one another...,” he said.
Touching on the Ibans, he said the community was still lagging far behind and urged the successful sons of the Dayak community to reach out to their brethrens.