New Malaysia Agreement idea absurd, leaders should prioritise reviving economy as people are suffering, says SUPP Batu Lintang Youth chief

Liew Leong Yee

KUCHING, July 14: The idea for a new Malaysia Agreement is inexplicable and absurd when leaders should spend their time and energy to revitalise the country’s economy.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang Youth chief Liew Leong Yee said this in joining a number of other leaders and politicians to reject the new Malaysia Agreement proposal by Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan raised at the Sabah BN Convention on July 2.

“The people are now living in dire straits. The ringgit is weak while other currency values are increasing. This problem should be the priority to be solved.

“Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) was drawn up when Malaysia was formed. How can it be simply withdrawn (and replaced with) a new agreement?” he questioned in a statement today.

More importantly, Liew who is also SUPP Youth Central assistant secretary emphasised, the Sarawak government is currently actively pursuing and safeguarding the rights and interests of the State and her people.

“The Sarawak government is moving in the right direction, by actively reviewing the matters in the contract (MA63), and seeking due benefits for the people of Sarawak,” he said.

He opined that Malaysian politicians should be cautious in their speeches to avoid unnecessary issues which could jeopardise the unity of the people as peaceful coexistence is critical for the country, including Sarawak and Sabah, to move forward.

“Sarawakians and the Sarawak government must remain strong,” he asserted.

With that, Liew also called on Sarawakians to give their fullest support by voting for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the upcoming general elections to ensure the coalition can strengthen its negotiating power at the table and in the political process.

“No matter who forms the Malaysian government (later), Sarawak must be strong in order to have enough negotiation power,” he added. — DayakDaily