‘Pie-In-The-Sky’ Fancy Promises By Ex-BN Leaders’ Amount To Nothing

Ongkili presenting kitchenware to one of the recipients at the handing-over ceremony to 37 Mukim Simpangan PBS Women branches in Kota Marudu on Sunday.

KOTA MARUDU: The people have been advised against being enticed by the fancy promises of former Barisan Nasional leaders.

“They are not worth listening. They didn’t deliver those goodies when they had a chance (when they were still) in government,” said Dr Maximus Ongkili, the acting Parti Bersatu Sabah President.

Speaking at the presentation of kitchenware to 37 Mukim Simpangan PBS Women branches here, Sunday, he said the Opposition were just good at “selling oil to grab the people’s interest”.

He also described the Pakatan Harapan’s grand promises such as protecting the State rights, Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and offering the nation’s Number Two post for Sabah and Sarawak as “a pie in the sky”.

“It is just meant to seduce electorate for their votes. Don’t fall for it.

“Tun Mahathir Mohamad was 22 years as Prime Minister … why didn’t he implement a second Deputy Prime Minister’s post for Sabah and Sarawak then?” Ongkili asked.

Touching on State rights, the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister said that back then, it was a taboo to talk about MA63 and the 20 Points, especially during Mahathir’s era.

“To do so was to end in jail under the ISA (Internal Security Act), and I was one of the victims … spent 59 days in detention under the infamous Act,” he stressed, when commenting on the recent political scene in Malaysia.

Speaking on the event, he stressed that the party’s Women’s wing plays an equal role with the others, especially in reaching out to households and families to spread the BN’s true messages.

“The people need to hear the correct messages of what the BN government is doing for the rakyat.

“Never allow yourself to fall victim to the Opposition’s propaganda,” Ongkili warned.