KUCHING, August 30: In conjunction with the nation’s 61st Independence Day celebration, Sarawak Keadilan Youth (AMK) distributed about 100 small flags in Kuching, today.
AMK deputy chief Simon Siah said much has been said that Sarawakians should not be celebrating August 31 as it is not Sarawak’s independence day.
However, AMK believes that as a nation, Malaysians can only grow stronger if everyone is united.
“As the country now moves into a new governance, Pakatan Harapan (PH) will definitely seek to right the wrong that was done to Sarawak. In the PH manifesto and the ‘New Deal, New Hope’ concentrating specifically on Sarawak, we believe that Sarawak will be in a better place compared to the time under the administration of Barisan Nasional (BN),” Siah said in a statement today.
Malaysia made history on May 9 and Siah believes that Malaysians have showed the world that as a country, it is one of the best examples of a working democracy.
“Let us not be weak, but be strong in our commitment to raise Malaysia even higher. Like the famous quote of John F. Kennedy, “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
“Let us as Sarawakians and as Malaysians rise up together hand in hand to carry Malaysia on our shoulders for a better future for our children. This is the country we love and this is the country that we will die for.” — DayakDaily