By Ashley Sim, Nur Ashikin Louis and Chris Bishop
KUCHING, June 19: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas asserts that no one should question Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg about his stance on the English language.
Uggah stated this today following Abang Johari’s speech yesterday at the 15th Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Convention on Sarawak not going against national policy and the State having the right to use English.
“I fully support the Premier’s stance on the English language.
“Do not question Sarawak’s stance on English.
“We know better, and we are the ones who chart the course of our development programme and ensure that our people are prepared for the future, are knowledgeable in science, technology, and so on,” he said today on the final day of the 15th PBB Convention at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here.
“That is why, like the sales tax, he (Abang Johari) recognised it as an opportunity.
“So, ladies and gentlemen, please give our Premier your full support in defending the English language in our State,” Uggah added. — DayakDaily