Junz Gets Cracking, Explains Need For Polls

KOTA KINABALU: Warisan’s incumbent Tanjung Aru assemblyman Datuk Junz Wong has hit the ground to

explain to voters why snap polls have been called.

And he and his team are doing it the best way they can – by knocking on doors and giving his constituents the whole story.

Among the houses he visited on Tuesday were that of village chiefs Jimin Minin and Matnin Marian.

Wong, who is Warisan vice president, told them that the polls had to be called to return the mandate to the people.

This, he said, was necessitated by the opposition attempt to overthrow the Warisan-led state government with the help of assemblymen who betrayed their mandate and switch sides.

“Because of the political manouevres of a group of political frogs, the situation became untenable,” he said.

The government, he said, could have enticed those who had defected back with offers of money and position.

“Could we have bought three or four YBs back? Give them projects, promise them high positions?”

“Of course we could. We are the government and we have the resources bah.”

Wong claimed that some of them had actually wanted to return after realising they had made a huge mistake.

“But is this the culture we want to cultivate? Is this the message we want to send to our politicians and voters that it is okay to be frogs to enrich oneself in politics at the expense of the rakyat?

“I believe the answer is no. I believe all Sabahans want to kill off this frogging culture once and for all.”

Wong said the best democratic option was therefore to return the mandate to the people to allow them to choose.

Also with him was Warisan Putatan division chief Datuk Awang Ahmad Sah, Warisan Putatan Wira chief Muhammad Firdaus and Wirawati chief Izzatul Aini.