Assistant Minister of Agriculture (Research and Marketing) Mong Dagang’s order to revoke aid to a disabled man in Sarawak simply because the latter supports the Opposition is inhumane and totally unacceptable.
Mong has no basis to instruct two government departments to revoke government-extended subsidiaries and welfare aid to a disabled man because he was reported to have flown an opposition party’s flag and allowed for his house to be used as an operations room in the 2011 state election. This is a clear case of blatant discrimination based on a person’s political affiliation. Mong obviously has forgotten his duty as a Minister to take care of all Sarawakians. Mong indeed is no longer fit for the position.
Our sympathies are with Frusis Lebi, a farmer who has had his agriculture and disability aid discontinued for supporting the opposition. In the past few days, I have received numerous calls and messages from supporters asking how they can channel financial assistance to Frusis Lebi. It appears that there are many Malaysians out there who wish to show their support for Frusis Lebi.
Any amount is welcome, it's for Frusis
As such, we have decided to undertake a 7-day online fundraising campaign for Frusis Lebi. From today until March 14, 2012, the general public can bank in their donations to this bank account stated below. We undertake to publish the statement of accounts between the said periods at the end of campaign.
Thereafter, DAP Sarawak will be in charge of channelling the funds raised to Frusis Lebi to ensure that the livelihood of his family will not be jeopardised by the unfair and unjust decision of the Sarawak Government.
Name: CAWANGAN DAP KAJANG PRIMA
Account Number: 212022-0012-7570
Any amount of donation is welcome, whether it is RM100 or even RM1. It is time to show Mong Dagang and his fellow colleagues that we Malaysians are more compassionate and caring when it comes to helping out the poor and needy.
The directive by the state government to cut aid to a disabled man has sparked outrage in the public sphere. It’s appropriate that we transform that emotion into concrete action and do something for a fellow Malaysian and his family.
[TEO NIE CHING is the DAP Assistant National Publicity Secretary-cum-Serdang MP]