Reappointed senator Robert Lau to uphold 2 pillars of Malaysia’s formation — MA63, Constitution

Lau (second right) and Dr Sim (second left) with Nur Jazlan after the swearing in ceremony on May 16, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 17: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Bawang Assan branch chief Robert Lau Hui Yew has been sworn in as senator by Deputy Senate President Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed following his reappointment by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sri Paduka Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

In a social media posting following his reappointment, Lau expressed visions of continual strife for issues related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the upholding of the Constitution which to him are the two pillars in the country’s formation.


“I shall continue with what I had done during my first term. I have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of this beloved country.

“At the same time, I shall continue to speak on issues on and related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). MA63 was the document that gave birth to Malaysia on September 16, 1963. MA63 is the foundation of our Constitution. These two documents form the pillars and shape the characters of our country,” said Lau.

Lau, whose swearing in ceremony took place on May 16, expressed regrets over the demise of former Senate president, late Datuk Mutang Tegal and the missed first-decided ceremony date which was supposed to be presided by the latter on May 9.

“It is also with sadness, that I stand here to be sworn in not before the Speaker, the late Mutang Tagal, who had wanted to preside over my swearing in that was fixed on last Thursday.

“I send my deepest condolences to his family members and all the loved ones on his passing,” said Lau.

Meanwhile, SUPP president Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian who was present to witness the swearing in ceremony took the opportunity to express nostalgia over his senate days from 2014 to 2018.

“I have always felt at home in Senate as this is where I first learned about parliamentary proceedings, legislative, national politics, international parliamentary diplomacy… in 2014-2018,” said Dr Sim who is also Deputy Premier of Sarawak.

Since then, he would always make it a point to attend fellow Sarawakians’ swearing ins. — DayakDaily