New Year Messages from Wee, Rentap & Cobbold John

Wee, Rentap and Cobbold John

Compiled by Peter Sibon

Dato Richard Wee, president of the Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Association

We really hope for the success of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) negotiation with the Federal Government. If we are not successful in achievement Sarawak’s full autonomy, I expect that there is at least significant progress attained. I also hoped for the recognition of Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) as pledged by the new Federal government

I also expect all Sarawakian politicians to jealously guard the paramount interests of Sarawak ‘s rights. And at the same time we hoped that the Federal government to emulate Sarawak government in racial and religious policy to promote inclusiveness for all Malaysians.

I also fervently hoped that all politicians from different political divide can show professionalism and maturity. Stop political bickering, making political spins and laying blames against each other and get on with the job in fulfilling your pledges and promises.


Cobbold John, President of PBDSB

As this being the last day of 2018, Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) would like to take this esteemed opportunity to extend new year wishes to all Sarawakians and Malaysian, especially to the Dayak native indigenous community.

I know that it has been a very tough time and struggle for my fellow Sarawakians these past few years and hopefully the new year 2019, the hopes are new, the aspirations are new, but my warm wishes for happiness, prosperity, peace and harmony of a secular democratic nation remains the same for all Malaysians.

On behalf of PBDSB, I would to wish all Malaysian, especially my fellow Borneoan Sarawakians and Sabahans a very happy, joyful, rich with the blessings of love and caring, warmth, laughter, good health, happiness, success and also a fun filled New Year 2019.

YB Gerald Rentap Jabu, GPS Youth Chief

As we come to the end of 2018, I must first thank God Almighty for His abundant blessings over the past year especially for us Sarawakians. 2018 was very challenging in all aspects; politically, economically, nationally and globally. The world economic scenario is expected to be the same for 2019.

Sarawak, under the leadership of Chief Minister YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Joharu Tun Openg, the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government acknowledges the challenges faced by all of us including the youth. The Sarawak State Government has prepared programs and initiatives like innovation centres, incubators, Skills upgrading at institutes of higher learning (eg. CENTEXTS, UCTS ,ICATS etc) with scholarships and entrepreneurial funding through The Youth Development Fund. Bracing our youths for the future. For those still in primary and secondary schools, please always remember that education is the key to success. Aim for your future.

To fellow Sarawakians, let us be united in ensuring our rights under MA63 are given back to us. The GPS government is sincere and we are committed to protect every Sarawakians’ rights. Sarawak First. Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year 2019. May God’s blessings be upon us. God Protect Sarawak!