Doris urges new PM to address Sarawak’s needs and concerns

Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 2: Datuk Seri Doris Brodie hopes that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will address some of the needs and concerns of Sarawak including the restoration of the state’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) which have been eroded.

The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women’s chief expressed hope that the new prime minister will not forget about Sarawak and the support that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has given to him to become the eighth prime minister.

“It is my hope that while (Muhyiddin is) at the helm, he will not forget Sarawak; address Sarawak’s needs and concerns especially on infrastructure development, the five per cent state sales tax on petroleum products and our eroded rights as stipulated in MA63.

“Perikatan Nasional (PN) under Muhyiddin’s leadership needs to prove their sincerity towards us by putting Sarawak’s demand to be amongst the first in his agenda,” she opined in a statement.

She also expressed hope that Muhyiddin will be able to hold the administration firmly together and lead efforts to make the country developed and vibrant instead of the one haggard by race, religion and kleptocracy.

Doris opined that the country has been lagging too long as compared to neighboring countries.

She noted that the year 2020 is supposedly when Malaysia achieves a developed nation status.

However, she claimed, it has not materialise partly because of deviated principles, biased policies, excessive in-house politicking and incompetent administrators.

“Malaysians’ expectations are very high and while I give Muhyiddin the benefit of the doubt, the journey ahead could be quite challenging for him.

“However, with his vast experience in politics, determination and right approach and hopefully a diversely representative administration, I am certain that Muhyiddin can drive our nation forward,” she added.

Doris also emphasised that GPS had made it clear that it is not part of the PN coalition, and that GPS’ stance remains unchanged in the fight for Sarawak’s rights and in putting Sarawak first.

She reiterated that GPS gave its support to Muhyiddin because the party did not want the political instability in the nation to be prolonged.

She also opined that Muhyiddin’s appointment as the eighth prime minister of Malaysia will put an end to the tumultuous political time for the country. — DayakDaily