– by Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Oct 9: Tan Sri Leonard Linggi Jugah will be sharing the spotlight at Lan Berambeh 2018 this Oct 20, where, as the son of Tun Jugah Barieng, he is expected to shed light on history concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
Event organiser Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said Linggi would be sharing what he knows in the ‘Federalism Forum: Federal Constitution and MA63’ session.
“He (Linggi) is included because his father was one of the signatories of the MA63; and perhaps, he knows from his father what Sarawakians had wanted during that time and why his father signed the agreement.
“He may be able to reveal what was not written in history: He knows through the words from the mouth of his father,” said Wan Junaidi.
This session would be one of the main highlights of the one-day gathering, which will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur.
“Every Sarawakian now wants to know about this — the Federal Constitution and MA63. We all want the rights to be returned to Sarawak,” said Wan Junaidi.
Describing it as a “bombastic forum”, the Santubong MP said in this segment, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas would be the first speaker, where he would set the tone for topic discussion.
Another highlight would be the ‘upclose and personal’ session with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
In the townhall segment called ‘Tanya Abang Jo’, participants may raise questions on any topic, including the direction of Sarawak and how to become a developed and high income state, to Abang Johari, who will be there to personally answer all the questions.
Some 6,000 Sarawakian students are expected to attend this annual event, which has been successfully organised for the past 10 years. It will culminate with a dinner.
Even though invitations have been closed due to overwhelming support, Wan Junaidi said no one would be rejected as the organising committee would try to make room for every Sarawakian who turned up. — DayakDaily