Many Sarawakians want independence, says PBK president

Voon Lee Shan

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Nov 21: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan claims many Sarawakians are in favour of Sarawak seeking independence.

Citing two surveys which had been concluded in the past two months, he said the two surveys showed that a high percentage of those involving in the surveys opted for Sarawak’s independence.

“I have done assessments already; 96 per cent of people in my queries (Facebook poll), gave support for independence. They did not give any reason at all,” said Voon at a press conference held at his office here today.

He said before he conducted his survey, there was also another survey carried out by an NGO where the results also showed that there was a high percentage of Sarawakians opting for independence.

“Another one (survey) is done by an association, I don’t want to name it. It was a physical interview (done) in urban and suburban areas.

“They (interviewees) were asked first if they wanted GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) or PH (Pakatan Harapan) to be the next government.

“The answer given — we don’t want Malayan, any Malayan parties for the the government. We want the state government to be GPS,” claimed Voon.

He said the interviewees were also asked to choose between GPS and a local party that advocated for independence. According to Voon, most of those interviewed expressed that they would vote for the local party advocating for independence. — DayakDaily