Yeo: PBS can do nothing as it failed as govt previously

Yeo: PBS can do nothing as it failed as govt previously

SANDAKAN: There is nothing much the PBS can do for the people of Sandakan as it failed to deliver on its promises when it was part of the previous government, said Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

She said PBS was now led by the former minister who was in charge of energy, but failed to execute two critical projects that would have solved power supply woes the constituents had been saddled with for a long time.

“The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was forced to cancel a gas pipeline project that would have boosted power generation to meet needs from the west coast of Sabah to the east coast because only 11 per cent of work had been done but 88 per cent of the RM4 billion cost had already been spent.

“The government now is also forced to cancel a geothermal project in Tawau because there has been no progress on it since 2016,” she said at a DAP political rally at the Apartment Indah Jaya housing complex here last night.

Yeo, 36, who is also DAP’s Bakri MP, also stressed that the new (PH) government was not like the old (Barisan Nasional ) government which had a propensity for stealing the people’s money.

On Vivian Wong Shir Yee, 30, Yeo said age and gender were not yardsticks used to judge the credibility of anyone.

“Vivian Wong has an idealism that can be realised. I am sure she will bring the idealism of the young to Parliament and we must have faith in the young and also women,” she said.

The by-election is a five-cornered fight which also involves PBS’ Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin and three independent candidates.

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