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KUCHING, Dec 7: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo affirms her party’s stand to bring the people’s demand for an independence referendum to the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) for legislation and action.
“It is the aspiration of the people of Sarawak for self-rule, but only a referendum can legitimise our claim to independence to prove the consent of the people by voting for it.
“If Aspirasi’s candidates are elected to DUN, they will represent the people’s voice to demand an independence referendum ordinance to allow Sarawakians to vote for Sarawak’s future,” she said in a statement today.
Soo added that Aspirasi’s representatives elected to DUN would bring to the United Nations their petition of 270,000 signatures initiated by Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) to demand referendum legislation for Sarawak.
“Sarawakians have suffered for 58 years, and we cannot continue to be bullied and exploited for another 58 years.
“I would like to remind voters that abstaining from voting is not a protest, but it is surrender as the right to choose is irresponsibly thrown away to the detriment of our future generations.
“Therefore, I urge voters to vote smart to end the sufferings and bring about a better and prosperous Sarawak,” she said. — DayakDaily