NGO taken aback by Nancy Shukri’s alleged remark about Najib

David Hii

KUCHING, June 28: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) is disappointed with a remark allegedly made by Batang Sadong MP Dato Sri Nancy Shukri that Sarawakians want former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak back.

Its secretary, David Hii, said he was shocked and perturbed at the purported statement, which seemed to imply that Sarawakians, in general, would want or support a person who is facing 42 graft and power abuse charges back.

“Such a statement do not and will not benefit Sarawakians. Yang Berhormat (Nancy) is entitled to her opinions and freedom of speech as guaranteed by Article 10 of the Federal Constitution but with respect, the statement should not have been generalised to imply that Sarawakians want Najib back.

“Sarawakians can speak for themselves pertaining to that. I personally do not want Najib back, but that is only my view,” he said in a statement today.

According to The Malay Mail today, Nancy allegedly said in a forum in Kuala Lumpur that Sarawakians, in general, want Najib back because he had always gone to the rural areas of Sarawak every time he visited the state.

“If you talk to a normal Sarawakian, they want Najib back because he went to all the rural areas. I’m not trying to promote him, but he knew what Sarawak needed. He went to Sarawak more than 60 times, and he tried to make things easier for us.

“Now, we only have one full minister from Sarawak and one deputy minister from Sarawak. Those are the only representatives we have from Sarawak,” Nancy was quoted as saying.

Because of that, Hii, on behalf of SPA, reminded politicians, Nancy included, to stop politicking matters that concerns Sarawak and to focus on ensuring the amicable resolution for the return of Sarawak’s eroded rights. — DayakDaily