Masing: Federal laws affecting Sarawak rights will not get GPS govt’s endorsement

Masing (right) met with late Awang Raweng (left) in a dinner prior to the flight to London.

KUCHING, Sept 20: With the current strength of state assemblymen (ADUN) from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in Sarawak, there is no way federal laws affecting Sarawak will be endorsed by GPS government, says Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.

Despite not being a lawyer, Masing said he was told federal laws that would rip Sarawak of its rights such as the Sea Territorial Act 2012, will be null and void without the consent of Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN).

“And that is why we in Sarawak must stop PH (Pakatan Harapan) and its associate parties from winning any seats in this coming PRN12 (12th State Election).

“DAP will be under the control of PH leaders and they will be held to Malaya’s commands,” he asserted in a statement today.

In stating this, Masing reiterated that the opposition would not be willing to protect Sarawak’s interests even if they were to promise many things to the people.

“They can’t and are unwilling to protect Sarawak’s interests in spite of their claims and bravados of fighting,” he said.

Anna (second right) and late Awang Raweng (second left) in London when attending the Queen’s birthday in 2014.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister commemorates one of Sarawak’s finest soldiers—Datuk Awang Raweng who passed away on Sept 18 at his residence in Sri Aman.

He recalled the time when his daughter Anna Masing and himself met the late Awang Raweng with his grandsons in London, United Kingdom attending the Queen’s birthday back in 2014.

As Sarawak’s very own Iban hero, the late Awang Raweng will be honoured with a state funeral for two days beginning today (Sept 19) at Kuching Civic Centre.—DayakDaily