A Sarawak assistant minister today advised the people not to fall prey to the empty promises of the opposition, particularly on the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.

Datin Fatimah Abdullah, assistant minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Human Resource and Training), said the claim by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim to resolve NCR land issues in six months if the opposition Pakatan Rakyat came to power in the state was merely an empty promise.

“Anyone can make promises but can they be fulfilled? He (Anwar) can say anything he wants to. That is his style and an approach to garner support.

“Do not fall prey to the empty promises of the opposition. Consider the track record of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN). We (BN) have the machinery in place to handle NCR land issues,” she told reporters.

Fatimah. who is also assistant minister of Agriculture (Home Economics and Training) and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Wanita deputy chief, had earlier attended a briefing on an English language upgrading programme by Hussain Taiban, registrar of the Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, here.