DAP’s criticism of Dr Sim is baseless, says Yap

Wilfred Yap

KUCHING, March 20: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa branch chairman, Wilfred Yap has slammed Democratic Action Party (DAP) leader Dr Kelvin Yii’s recent criticism of SUPP president Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Yap said the criticism of Dr Sim’s rallying call to all loyal Sarawakians to stand up and to go all out to fight for the return of the state’s rights and power which have been eroded over the years especially during the 22 years when Tun Mahathir was Prime Minister was ‘baseless’.

“The criticism from Dr Kelvin Yii is a clear admission that Sarawak DAP members are a mouth piece of their Malayan Masters and that DAP is controlled by Tun Dr Mahathir. It is also clear from their recent statements and actions that Sarawak DAP YBs will not be fighting for the return of the rights and power to Sarawak under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63),” he claimed in a press statement today.

“Sarawak DAP should live in the present and focus on the future. Sarawak DAP should be held accountable and responsible and be brave enough to demand an answer from their political master, (DAP Parliamentary leader) YB Lim Kit Siang from Malaya on why DAP is co-operating with Mahathir, the central figure associated with the 1990s’ Bank Negara massive forex losses which nearly bankrupted Malaysia at that time, Perwaja Steel scandal and Bank Bumiputra scandal and lastly be brave enough to ask whether Mahathir during his time as Prime Minister had used Petronas’ monies to bail out crony companies.”

Yap, who is thought to be among the potential SUPP candidates to stand for election in the parliamentary seat of Stampin, said as loyal Sarawakians, they should fight for Sarawak’s rights and continue the effort of the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem who started the ball rolling to set the Sarawak Agenda for autonomy in motion.

“I sincerely hope that Sarawak DAP are aware of Article 2 (b) of the Federal Constitution. Article 2 provides that even though Parliament may by law alter the boundaries of any state, it is expressly provided that such a law shall not be passed without the consent of the Legislative Assembly of Sarawak.

“Any such law passed by Parliament purporting to alter the boundaries of Sarawak is therefore clearly unconstitutional and therefore null and void. This includes laws such as the Territorial Sea Act 2012 and the Petroleum Development Act, 1974, neither of which were consented to by the Sarawak Legislative Assembly in the manner provided for under the said Article 2.”

Yap also said the glaring economic disparities between Malaya and Sarawak mandates that Sarawak restore 100 per cent of its rights over its petroleum resources and to use the economic resources derived from petroleum to develop itself for the sake of future generations.

“It is therefore very crucial and important for every loyal Sarawakian not to be misled by the empty promises of Pakatan Harapan but to stand up for our rights and speak with one united Sarawakian voice during the coming 14th General Elections for the sake of our future generations of Sarawakians.” — DayakDaily