Outsiders don’t understand Sarawakians’ aspirations — Bukit Begunan rep

Visiting GPS leaders and members take a group photograph with the Sri Aman GPS leaders and members during the GPS Flag Rally at Sri Aman Civic Centre yesterday (Jan 15, 2019).

SRI AMAN, Jan 16: Bukit Begunan assemblyman Datuk Mong Dagang opined that Sarawakians should not allow parties from outside Sarawak to represent them, as they don’t understand the aspirations of Sarawakians.

“Stay behind Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) leaders so that they can regain Sarawak’s rights as enshrined in the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“GPS is a party that upholds the spirit of ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ and puts ‘Sarawak First’. We must make sure they will continue to be the government of the day after the state election (due in 2021).

“GPS is doing the right thing. They are continuing with what have been laid down by the late Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, which is now taken over by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Therefore the people should respect that,” he said during the GPS Flag Rally at the Sri Aman Civic Centre, yesterday.

Mong added that GPS’s fight had just started, and he believed with all its members being united, the local alliance would be able to further develop Sarawak.

“So, support the leaders who can fight for us. And if the rakyat feels that they are off track, we have to tell them,” he pointed out.

Mong applauded the GPS Youth and Women wings for undertaking such a long journey, from the north to the south of the state, to promote GPS.

“It is a tiring trip, but they have the heart to go to the ground to meet you all. And that is the kind of leadership you want to see and must support,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu told the Sri Aman community that the people had to only remember one important mission of GPS — to safeguard Sarawak rights.

“We haven’t and will not lose in this fight in taking back our rights. If we don’t fight now, when? And our future generations will blame and not forgive us,” he said.

Also present at the event were Sri Aman MP Datuk Masir Kujat, Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie.

Yesterday was the sixth day of the rally. After Sri Aman, the convoy is scheduled to head down to Balai Ringin, then to Serian in the evening, and will spend the night in Kuching. — DayakDaily