PKR S’wak rubbishes ‘federal political instability’ reason as hindrance to restoring S’wak rights

Abun Sui Anyit

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KUCHING, Aug 13: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak has rubbished Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) State government’s excuse of federal government’s political instability as hindrance to restore the rights of Sarawak.

The party’s Information chief Abun Sui Anyit said the State government which is part of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government should instead urge the federal government to hold Parliamentary sitting and table a motion to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution.

“PKR Sarawak takes note of the report on the difficulty of GPS to continue its efforts to restore Sarawak’s rights which GPS admits have been eroded on the grounds that the federal government is unstable.

“The reason given by GPS is very weak and absurd because the golden opportunity in the unstable PN federal government should therefore be fully utilised by GPS to urge Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who relies heavily on their support and the PN government, to table constitutional amendments to Article 1(2) and other matters in Parliament,” he said in a statement today.

Abun also said GPS not only failed to defend the rights of Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), but it had also conspired with the PN government for not opening and holding regular parliamentary sittings during the Emergency period despite being ordered to sit by the Agong.

He claimed that GPS has been in cahoots with PN because there are four full Ministers from GPS who are members of the federal Cabinet namely Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof; Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri; Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar; and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

“Therefore, PKR Sarawak urges GPS not to beat around the bush to cover up the failure because there is no evidence of GPS bringing the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to the Dewan Rakyat while being in the PN federal government.

“Not to mention, the PN government has now been proven to have lost its legitimacy and waiting to collapse at any moment,” he added. — DayakDaily