The hype around Samalaju Industrial Park proves to be a sham when locals employed by the numerous contractors to build the two polycrystalline silicon plants of Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd took it upon themselves to stop busloads of foreign workers brought in to replace them. Three protesting workers told RFS that the Chief Minister Taib Mahmud had lied about employment opportunities and vowed to stay put until the locals are reinstated and paid equivalent salary and perks like their foreign counterparts.
Meanwhile, PKR’s potential candidate for Selangau, Joshua Jabeng calls for restraint among the aggrieved workers and warns against the matter being exploited by irresponsible quarters to escalate the tension.
Eloquent speaker, Kumbong Langit rubbishes Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu’s challenge to RFS to operate in the country.
The influx of foreign workers also got Joshua Jabeng to caution against the possibility of Project IC in Sabah being ‘implemented’ in the state by Sarawak BN to strengthen its control should it suffers significant losses at GE13.