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KUCHING, Oct 8: The current Sarawak government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has never shown sincerity in upholding the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), opines Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) potential candidate for Repok, Wong Ching King.
Condemning the State government, which was also part of the previous Barisan National (BN) alliance, Wong asserted that they had not stood firm to protect and uphold the status and rights of Sarawak for the past half-century.
“It is undeniable that the past BN Sarawak who is now and the present GPS government has not shown its credibility and sincerity to uphold MA63 which was the fundamental international agreement to protect Sarawak’s rights and status.
“We have seen the erosion of Sarawak rights and legitimate status due to the failure of Sarawak government in its governance,” Wong said in a statement today.
He was responding to Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who earlier said the Federal Constitution Amendment Bill is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 26 to restore Sarawak and Sabah’s statuses and rights.
Wong believed Wan Junaidi’s announcement was just an act and political gimmick to attract and gain Sarawakians’ votes in the upcoming 12th Sarawak State election (PRN12).
“In 1974, the Parliament had illegally passed the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) which made Sarawak lost its ownership of oil and gas. Furthermore, in 1976, the same Parliament passed the bill to downgrade Sarawak’s legitimate status as one of the 13 states in the Federation of Malaysia.
“Sarawakians are so disappointed over the failure of this State government and all the Members of Parliament (MPs) who did not oppose to the passing of these unfair and illegal bills.
“It is undeniable that these people had sold off the status and rights of Sarawak. Therefore I urge Sarawakians to be wary and not get cheated again by GPS and BN government,” Wong said. — DayakDaily