From tomorrow auxiliary cops will be guarding the new DUN complex 24/7, 365 a year. Meanwhile at Kuching Waterfront on the opposite bank, the police are powerless to stop the mugging of tourists and the frequency of snatch thefts on unwary pedestrians.
Not to mention the wastage of public funds to finance a ridiculously expensive and grandiose building where the state assembly meets twice a year for a fortnight in May and November. When the ‘old’ DUN complex would still have continued to serve its purpose well.
After almost 50 years of independence, rural Sarawakians still live in a world of their own caught in a time warp: no clean water, no electricity, no well equipped schools, no dental care and inadequate healthcare, if available.
Erstwhile, it is so pretentious that our politicians will be discussing poverty in a showy 6-star multimillion ringgit structure wantonly conjured by a few people in power.
Until our politicians have the decency to contemplate meaningfully use of taxpayers’ money for the good of the Sarawak people, no amount of trumpeting about the grandeur of the new DUN complex can redeem them in the eyes of any Sarawakian worth his salt.
Let this grotesque showpiece stand as monument and testament to the excesses of Sarawak politicians for a long, long time to come.