Let’s speak with “one voice” to reclaim Sarawak’s rights, Snowdan proposes

Datuk Snowdan Lawan - file pic

KUCHING, Sept 10: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth today suggested that all Sarawakians cast aside their political differences and help the state reclaim all its rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) with “one voice”.

Its chief, Datuk Snowdan Lawan, said it was vital for everyone to share a common political will on this struggle. Political pacts such as Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) must also stand together to show there is consensus across the state.

“It is of paramount importance that we reach that consensus first, or else we would only be perceived as pursuing a failed consensus,” he said in a statement.

For Sarawakians to get their priorities right, Snowdan, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, said all Sarawakians must put aside their political affiliations.

He added that PRS Youth supported party president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing’s call to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to continue the fight to reclaim Sarawak’s rights “without fear”.

“Rest assured that we are there to support every step of the way,” pledged Snowdan.

On the death threat posted by a Facebook user against Abang Johari, Snowdan believed the police would be able resolve this professionally.

“I fervently hope this (threat) is not real but mere ignorance by an immature netizen. Or else the next question would be whether we are smart and good enough to use smartphones for real good purposes,” he remarked. — DayakDaily