Criticising govt’s effort to relax enter Sarawak’s SOP is cheap political tactic

Adam Yii.

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MIRI, Oct 18:  Criticism towards government’s decision to relax standard operating procedures (SOPs) of entry into Sarawak is “cheap political tactic”.

This is the view of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) publicity and information chief Adam Yii who believed that the intention of the politicians who made such claims was to mislead the people and to create resentment among the people towards the government to achieve their personal gains.

Apart from politicising entry Sarawak issue, he said the same individuals also made misleading comments regarding the proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution, accusing such moves as “tactics” of the ruling coalition for the upcoming Sarawak election. 

Describing their comments as “irresponsible slurs”, Yii urged these individuals to stop creating more hatred but unite Sarawakians to bring about changes and policies that would truly benefit Sarawak. 

He said Sarawakians are now facing a common enemy – Covid-19.

“It is critical that we must now unite irrespective of race, religion, belief, political stance, background, social hierarchy, occupation, etc to revive the economy and come out of this pandemic victoriously together.

“The reopening the borders is only one of the many strategies to revitalize the economy,” said Yii in a statement today.

Yii who is also Miri City Council chairman, urged everyone to standby the government and believe that all SOPs were formulated with the best interests of the rakyat. 

“The government is grieved to see her rakyat greatly affected by the pandemic. Aside from the threat of contracting the Covid-19 virus, the rakyat are now facing great challenge economically. 

“For the economy to revive, the government must have a series of strategies to restore the economy,” he said.

With regards to the proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution, he said it had been the focus of the Sarawak government since the late Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem to strengthen Sarawak’s autonomy. 

“The matter has not been raised due to the national Darurat, but now that the Parliament sitting has resumed, this proposed amendments will be tabled on Oct 25, 2021 to be debated in the Parliament. 

“This goes to proof that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is focused on the Sarawakians’ desire to strengthen Sarawak’s autonomy in accordance to MA63 (the Malaysia Agreement 1963), unlike what was claimed by those irresponsible and hatred- driven politicians. — DayakDaily