KUCHING, Mar 1: Perikatan Nasional (PN) government’s high regards for Sarawak’s autonomy is a slap to the former Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
This is the view of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Chief Michael Tiang in response to Kulai MP Teo Nik Ching’s earlier statement that Sarawak’s decision to delay schools from reopening is a slap to the Education Minister.
“Sarawak Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) decision to delay the schools in Sarawak from reopening on March 1 is a great example of how the PN government respects and recognise the significance of Sarawak government exercising its autonomy in making decisions for the best interests of its people.
“It is blatant that by giving such free hand to SDMC, the PN government is confident that SDMC knows the best when is the most appropriate time to reopen schools while monitoring and controlling the pandemic situation here.
“In fact, PN government’s high regards for Sarawak’s autonomy is a slap for the former PH government which in many ways continued to keep Sarawak autonomy issues in limbo during its days of governance,” said Tiang in a statement today.
He said Sarawak under GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) had in several occasions during the PH’s administration reiterated the importance of giving back Sarawak its autonomy in public health and education but little attentions were given by the then PH government to Sarawak.
Nevertheless, Tiang said, during this COVID-19 pandemic, Sarawak government has been using its autonomy in containing its outbreak.— DayakDaily