“If GPS were to lose DUN, we will lose Sarawak to Malaya” — Masing

Masing (fourth left) and PRS leaders celebrating the party's 15th Anniversary tonight (Oct 21, 2019).

By Chris Bishop

KUCHING, Oct 21: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing holds that if Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) loses to Pakatan Harapan (PH) in coming Sarawak Election, Sarawakians will lose their control over Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN).

Masing said the only obstacle to stop unfavourable laws such as Territorial Sea Act 2012 (TSA 2012) passed by parliament to take effect is Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN).   

“Therefore, it is of vital importance, ladies and gentlemen, that GPS must control our DUN. 

“We cannot trust law makers associated with PH government to safeguard Sarawak’s interests. Their GE14 manifestos are good examples what these guys are capable or incapable of doing,” he said.

Masing who also Deputy Chief Minister  said PH would do anything to win the upcoming Sarawak Election.

“Therefore, whatever are our differences, we must put them aside. When PRN12 (12th Sarawak Election) comes, GPS must win and win at all cost.  

“Ladies and gentlemen, always remember this: If GPS were to lose DUN, we will lose Sarawak to Malaya.  Colonialisation will rear its ugly head again,” said Masing during PRS’ 15th Anniversary Dinner at a local restaurant here today.

He said after passing TSA 2012, Peninsular Malaysia next move would be to take away Sarawak’s immigration autonomy.

“The next item on the agenda of orang Malaya, ladies and gentlemen, is our immigration autonomy. YB (Housing and Local Government Minister) Zuraidah Kamaruddin, a Minister in PH government stated in no uncertain terms that if PH takes over Sarawak, they will pass the laws in Parliament to amend our Immigration autonomy.”

“Orang Malaya will come in ‘tanpa’ (without) passport. Once this happens, we will be under the onslaught of Orang Malaya coming to our shores,” said Masing who is Infrastructure and Ports Development Minister.

He observed that from the present political scenario, Peninsular Malaysian MPs in general did not mind amending the law to take away Sarawak’s immigration rights.

“With the current political scenario, Orang Malaya, it appears, do not mind amending the law in parliament taking away Sarawak Immigration Autonomy. 

“It is not only YB Zuraidah who wants it to happen but Sarawak PH MPs also agree with her. Because of their needs to ‘kowtaw’ (bow before) to their bosses in Malaya. Our Sarawak PH MPs keep very silence on the issue of the rights of Sarawak.

“This reminds me of what Martin Luther King said when he was severely criticised for his belief —’In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends’,” said Masing.  — DayakDaily