This advice came from Balai Ringin assemblyman Datuk Snowdan Lawan in reference to the “termites” mentioned by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the launch of Marudi Waterfront project on Wednesday.
In his speech, Abang Johari vowed to keep the “termites” at bay lest they chew up Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) from inside.
“If you are the people (the termites) whom the CM referred to or implied about, be bold and leave before being told. You know who you are, and you should not overstay your welcome.
“If you are of good conscience, then you (as termites) should be able to read and understand the message. There is ‘no slip of the tongue and mind’ on the part of the CM when he delivered his speech,” said the PRS youth chief.
Snowdan said Abang Johari’s message was straightforward and clear, and needs no further explanation.
“So, just do it. Pack your bags and leave. Act like an honourable gentleman,” he said.
Snowdan said when the chief minister said that Sarawak is more important than himself as an individual; it showed his astuteness and concern.
It reflected the chief minister’s seriousness that unity within the GPS was of the utmost significance and should be preserved without compromise, he said.
His speech also showed that the chief minister stood firm by his agenda that Sarawak comes first and for that matter we salute him, he added.
Snowdan said there was no necessity for the “termites” to bargain by pledging loyalty to the chief minister when their actions spoke otherwise.
“I believe having 40 years of experience, the chief minister had read between the lines and his saying that he will fight for GPS and the components of GPS is a clear signal that any intrusion of ‘termites’ to split GPS cannot be tolerated.
“So what’s left is for the termites to leave, march out, and if that can’t get done willingly, we’ll use some termite repellent,” he said.