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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, May 6: The assertion that Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) will give up the state’s immigration autonomy and Oil Mining Ordinance 1958 (OMO) once it comes to power shows that Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the backbone of the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), is losing confidence, reckoned Pelawan assemblyman David Wong.
“This kind of conspiracy theory shows that they (PBB) are bankrupt of ideas. They have no idea how to lead Sarawak forward.
“They are not confident that in the coming state election (due in 2021), they will return as the state government of Sarawak,” said the Democratic Action Party (DAP) assemblyman during a press conference on the sidelines of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.
He was commenting on PBB senior vice-president Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof’s statement that Sarawakians must defend DUN from being taken over by PH.
“I think what the PBB senior vice-president is telling Sarawakians is that they (PBB) have lost confidence in facing PH in the coming state polls.
“What they are doing is actually a tactic of fear. They are talking about all these totally baseless accusations,” said Wong.
He explained that immigration autonomy is guaranteed by the Constitution and could not be taken away, reminding that all Sarawak PH lawmakers are Sarawakians and would, thus, defend the state.
Citing the Federal Constitutional amendment in 1976 and the Territorial Sea Act 2012 as examples, Wong said it was local parties that caused the erosion of Sarawak’s rights. — DayakDaily