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LUNDU, Jan 17: “Gunung gading puncak mahligai. Buat ketupat berisi inti. Hancur daging tulang berkecai. Sayang Sarawak, jaga Sarawak sampai mati.”
Reciting this poem which was a modified version from one by the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, an emotional Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu urged the Lundu community to take on the responsibility in fulfilling the great dream of a better Sarawak.
“I feel very touched to receive such a warm welcome and having all of you rooting and cheering for us proved how much we love Tok Nan (Adenan) and with this spirit, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will keep moving toward his (Adenan’s) mission of safeguarding Sarawak’s rights,” he told those present during the GPS Flag Rally programme at the Civic Centre here today.
“All of us from the younger to the older generations must stay united and give our fullest support to GPS because only Sarawak-based parties will fight for our rights in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to be reinstated,” he said.
Upon arrival, the GPS Flag Rally Convoy was welcomed with an array of traditional performances that demonstrated the unity of multicultural Sarawak including lion dance, ‘ngajat’ dance and silat show accompanied by sape music.
As Gerald spoke about Adenan’s late extraordinary leader who was loved by all Sarawakians, Adenan’s widow Datin Patinggi Jamilah Anu was also in tears.
“Give your fullest support to Jamilah so that she can continue Tok Nan’s mission,” Gerald urged the Lundu community.
Mindful of the remaining days to the next state election, which is due in 2021, Gerald reiterated: “The election is just less than 900 days away; support GPS that carries the hornbill logo. Only this hornbill will take us far.”
Jamilah, who is Tanjong Datu assemblywoman, pointed out that only GPS will ensure a bright future for ‘New Sarawak’ that the people desire.
“It is obvious that only Sarawakians understand Sarawakians and only the children of Sarawak can lead our land of the hornbill. For the love of Sarawak, we must stay strong together with GPS in our fight to protect Sarawak’s rights,” she said.
Meanwhile, Santubong Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar cautioned that Sarawak will suffer if she falls into the hands of Pakatan Harapan (PH).
“We cannot trust Malayan leaders with Sarawak because nothing much has been done since the state was part of Barisan Nasional (BN). So now is the time to forget about BN. The past is the past,” he said.
“They took from us to have the Petronas Twin Towers, the Formula One Track, and such. They (leaders from Peninsular Malaysia) come to visit once in a while but they hardly care about the situation and the people here,” he added.
Wan Junaidi emphasised that the strong GPS team under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg together with Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing, Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian will be capable of bringing progress to Sarawak. — DayakDaily