KUCHING, August 25: Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has declined to comment on the recent ban of Amanah Youth vice-chief Shazni Munir Mohd Ithnin from entering the state.
“Sik perlu jawab lah” (No need to comment),” said the chief minister when prodded on this issue by reporters covering the Chief Minister’s Department Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.
Shazni had landed at Sibu Airport on Friday morning when he was told that his name was in the state immigration’s blacklist: Sarawak has autonomous rights over immigration.
He thus flew back to Kuala Lumpur on the next available flight.
“As far as I know, this ban is a disgusting inheritance from the BN-era, which abused its power to stop individuals from entering Sarawak for clearly political reasons.
“If the Sarawak government, which has apparently left Barisan Nasional (BN), maintains the same policies and political stances, it is better for them to rejoin BN,” Shazni said in a statement.
He opined that a “new Malaysia” demanded new political practices and that hypocrisy should be rejected. — DayakDaily