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Talib chides NGOs, bloggers who spread lies to discredit govt
Tarikh : 28 Dec 2020  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post

Talib (third right) receives from Shamsuddin a resolution passed by Persatuan Melanau Bintulu during its triennial general meeting.

BINTULU: Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip takes to task Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and bloggers who spread false information to run down the state government.

Speaking at the Persatuan Melanau Bintulu dinner on Saturday, Talib, who is Jepak assemblyman, said the Sarawak Budget 2021 announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the Sarawak State Assembly recently prioritise the people’s interests and their wellbeing.

However, some parties lied to deny the efforts of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) led-government to develop the state and protect the interests of the people.

Talib added the Chief Minister announced a huge budget of RM9.8 billion for Sarawak and assured that not one would be left behind.

In terms of development, he said the state government had allocated RM6.3 billion where RM4.2 billion was specifically for rural area.

“But still, some people claim that it was unfair budget as if the state government not emphasise on rural development.

“If you happen to read any weird blogs, tell them don’t lie and asked them to read the budget, be aware of these lies.”

He said among the lies spread by these parties were related to the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land perimeter survey and rural transformation projects (RTPs).

Talib said NGOs and associations should bring a positive impact to the community that they are representing.

“Don’t use association to divide the people and destroy our unity,” he said.

He urged those active in associations to continue upholding the spirit of unity and the objective of their establishment.

“A responsible NGO must explain the facts and not instigate the people against the government development projects,” he said.

Among those present at the dinner were Bintulu Deputy Resident Hussaini Hakim, Persatuan Melanau Bintulu chairman Shamsuddin Abdul Razak and Temenggong Rosli Kamaruddin.