KUCHING, Jan 8: “If the Sarawak government falls into the hands of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), then Malaya will have a very strong grip on the state’s resources.”
This is the view of former Batu Lintang assemblyman Voon Lee Shan, who is a lawyer by profession.
“Elected representatives from the DAP and PKR in Sarawak are agents for Malaya to fulfil Malaya’s control of Sarawak people and the natural resources of Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.
Voon cautioned that in the politics of divide and rule, Sabahans and Sarawakians would forever be controlled by a superior power.
In addition, the political doctrine of Malay Supremacy or race politics is very powerful to get the Malays united.
He reminded that the use of Islam to make Sabah and Sarawak the “medan dakwah” (Islamic propagation field) could be more powerful to unite the Malays and Muslims from other races together.
Voon recalled that during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s early term as prime minister, he declared Malaysia as an Islamic State, and the DAP fought very hard then to ward off the influence of Islamisation on others.
“Now, DAP is sitting at the same table with Dr Mahathir and things seem to die down,” he lamented.
Voon reminded that both the DAP and PKR are political parties from Malaya and they have set foot in Sarawak.
“We all know most Sarawak politicians want to protect Sarawak, but we need to agree that Sarawak politicians lack the foresight and political intelligence of politicians of Malayan people. It was for this reason the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) was signed and led to what we are now,” he said
Voon said the fact that Malaya had set foot in the state was, in fact, a form of colonisation by a superior power to control all things that belong to Sarawak and Sarawakians.
Malaya is considered superior because it controls more than two-thirds of the 222 parliamentary seats.
“Are we not being controlled by a superior power to put us, Sabah and Sarawak, as colonies of Malaya?” he asked.
Voon opined that Sarawak should be treated as a partner in the Federation of Malaysia, but the state is only given 31 seats in Parliament.
He also said that in order to be united, there was a need to “recognise ourselves as natives in accordance with the Rajah’s decree of 1920.
“The Rajah had decreed that all people, irrespective of race, be the person is a Malay, Iban, Chinese, Kelabit, Kadazans, Dusuns etc, who are natural born in Sarawak are natives of this land.” — DayakDaily