SIBURAN: PBDS Baru Youth Chief Rapelson Richard Hamit has urged the state Barisan Nasional (BN) to unveil the findings of the legal delegation which went to the UK on a fact-finding mission, for public discussion.
He said the delegatiom which was led by Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali had returned more than a month ago. Until now, the state cabinet remains silent.
“After the trip to London by the legal team, a general public discussion of this important matter must be allowed where representatives from various political parties must be allowed to participate.
“The future of this nation does not depend only on the party in power but on all who are concerned about the future and the generations to come. Or else it is just (Chief Minister Datuk Amar) Abang Johari’s political gesture – to please Sarawakians by using the fact that they have been deprived of their rights by the federal government,” said Rapelson in a statement today.
Rapelson said Sarawak had lost so much over the last 50 years since the formation of Malaysia
“It is only right and in the interest of the future generations that things should be put right immediately,” he said.
He agreed with opposition commentators that the trip was only for window dressing.
“If the new Sarawak Chief Minister had been genuinely interested in researching the legal rights of the state provided by the original agreement (Malaysia Agreement 1963), he should send a small low-key team of legal researchers to spend more time in London.”
“It is just a myth and a mysterious mission if the state BN fails to disclose the findings of the London trip to Sarawakians,” said Rapelson.