GPS harping on MA63 is just a smokescreen, says Soo

Lina Soo (file photo)

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KUCHING, Dec 22: Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) constant talk about fighting for Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) rights is akin to listening to an old record, says Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo.

Soo said there is nothing to fight for, as she opined that everything is “written down in black and white in MA63”.

“There is nothing to negotiate when all it requires is for the GPS administration to exact execution and compliance of MA63 from the Federal government.

“All these MA63 committees and endless discussions are meaningless when the governments have no political will,” she said in a statement today.

Claiming that the Sarawak government has been “secretive” and refused to allow the people of Sarawak to know what was going on under the pretext of the Official Secrets Act, she wondered what they were hiding from the people.

Soo also maintained that she was not impressed with the amendment to Article 1(2) which was just passed in Parliament where Sarawak and Sabah have become “Negeri-Negeri Borneo” with negeri status same as the Negeri-Negeri Tanah Melayu.

“In BM, the wording should be ‘Negara-Negara Borneo’, not ‘Negeri’, which has actually locked in Sarawak as a Negeri in the Federation of Malaysia.

“Sarawak is one of three Nations in the Federation of Malaysia and this fact has been obscured by the word ‘Negeri’,” she explained.

Accepting the verdict of the people in the recently concluded Sarawak election and notwithstanding the results, Soo assures that Aspirasi is here to stay. — DayakDaily