Friday, July 22, 2011
Peter Minos - Don’t create trouble Francis
Posted on July 21, 2011, Thursday
KUCHING: Anyone calling for a public rally or demonstration should retrace their path if they care for the state, PBB deputy information chief Datuk Peter Minos said yesterday.
“Keep Sarawak peaceful. Don’t ape those in Kuala Lumpur who love to do public demos, rallies and shout over everything under the sun, thereby creating tension and anxiety. Why rally and demonstrate when you can solve problems through proper and amicable ways?” he asked.
Minos made this comment with reference to the planned ‘Red-Shirt’ rally by Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) here on Aug 13.
According to MoCS’ plan, the gathering would start either at Padang Merdeka or Kuching Waterfront and then walk to either Reservoir Park or Museum Grounds where they would hold the rally. Since the announcement by MoCS leader Francis Siah, several police reports had been lodged against the rally.
Recently, 24 PBB grassroots Youth leaders urged Siah to call off the rally ‘so as not to taint the sanctity of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan’ which will be observed in August.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had also lashed out at MoCS for undermining the mandate given by the people to him and the BN to govern the state.
Minos, in agreeing with Taib, said any attempts to bring change through demonstrations were bad and should be abhorred.
“We, in Sarawak, don’t want this. Those calling for a public rally and demo better think 10 times if they care for Sarawak. Don’t do it and don’t create trouble. We need unity, peace and stability for greater socio-economic development and progress,” he stressed.