Reinstating Sarawak’s rights: Putrajaya given “1 to 2 years” to act

Henry (fourth from left) and Miro holding the GPS flag during the rally programme at Bau Civic Centre.

BAU, Jan 17: Sarawak will give the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government a time frame of one to two years to fully reinstate the rights of Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh emphasised that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) would not dwell on the past of what had happened to Sarawak more than half a century ago, but instead, they would concentrate all efforts on the present moment to fight for Sarawak’s rights.

“Penang, Kelantan, Johor and Sabah each have their own rights they want back. As such, we, Sarawakians, need to stand strong and united in our mission to make sure our rights are protected,” he addressed the GPS Flag Rally programme at the Bau Civic Centre today.

“GPS is a new ship under our captain Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He will steer us in that direction. We will set a time frame of a year or two for the federal government to give us back what belongs to us.”

Miro, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy Youth chief, added that it was not time to play blaming games but to take on the responsibility to ensure a better future for Sarawak and its people.

GPS Flag Rally convoy members gather for a group photo during their programme at Bau Civic Centre.

Meanwhile, Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep told those present to put their trust and have faith in GPS and its leaders.

“We are in high spirit as ever to fight for Sarawak so that the people will enjoy progress and ensure Sarawak become a state with a high-income status,” he added.

PBB Youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu is leading the GPS Flag Rally convoy on a nine-day road trip to introduce GPS’ new hornbill logo and song across the state. Bau is the 17th stop on day seven of their journey today.

The convoy will be in Lundu and Batu Kawah today, and they will visit Sadong Jaya and Kota Samarahan tomorrow.

The entire event will wrap up with the official launching of GPS by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Jan 19 at Stadium Perpaduan in Kuching. — DayakDaily