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KUCHING, Aug 1: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth supports the call by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to “pick up their arms” (sic) against the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government if it continues to allegedly bully Sarawak.
According to PRS Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan in a statement, every Sarawakian should stand up against oppression and encroachment by the PH government as the latter’s actions are another form of colonialism.
“Their new chapter of ‘grabbing while adopting’, or bullying the state has begun and if Sarawakians do not stand up now, the future could be worse than the last 55 years for it involves the whole riches of the state, the powers and authorities, the land, the resources, the law, and minds of our people here.
“Meaning, if they (PH) govern this state, we will perpetually lose the sky above us and the soil beneath our feet,” Snowdan claimed.
“So Sarawakians, this gauntlet has been thrown unto us in no uncertain terms, (and we should not do anything) except to stand on guard, protect our soil and determine our own destiny.”
Snowdan was responding to Abang Johari’s speech yesterday as reported by certain media outlets, that if the federal PH wants ‘war’, then Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is ready.
Meanwhile, Snowdan said he had noted criticism by certain PH leaders against the state government during a recent dinner here.
“During the time we choose to be conducive and true, they kept provoking. Therefore it is only fair that our CM comes out from his silence, sounds his trumpet call, rally his soldiers to fight along with his generals, appropriately during the swearing-in of our local councillors yesterday while daring them to be ready for an onslaught, election war against the PH.
“The way they delivered their messages to the mass public lately, in the media or otherwise, is as if they are asking for an election war,” he said.
Snowdan claimed the allegedly negative treatment by the PH government of the state government has been happening on a greater scale as so much is at stake.
“They denied us development funding, imposed conditions on dilapidated schools’ funds disbursement, intend to control our local councils and encroach into our local land and longhouse matters,” according to Snowdan. — DayakDaily