S4S: Sarawak should push for referendum now

Chan Chee Hiong

KUCHING, Feb 27: Sarawak should push for referendum and seek to cut ties with the Federation of Malaysia to end the injustice service for the past 57 years, opines Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) spokesman Chan Chee Hiong.

Claiming that Sarawakians were not interested in Malaya’s political drama, Chan believed that Sarawakian were more concerned of the 20 per cent oil and gas royalties; amendments to Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia pursuant to the provisions of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and 5 per cent sales tax.

“The 5 per cent sales tax claimed by Sarawak has been postponed, but until when? Will Sarawak continue to contribute RM100 billion of our oil and gas to Malaya every year?

“Hence, all Sarawakians are asking this, ‘Why not submit a Referendum to leave the Malaysian Federation? Malaya’s current political climate is a chance for Sarawakian MPs to submit a Referendum Ordinance at the Dewan Rakyat and Sarawak state assembly.

“Let Sarawakians decide if they want Sarawak to stay or leave the Federation via Referendum vote,” Chan said in a statement.

He added that Malaya has been practicing brutal politics in the past 22 years under United Malays National Organisation (Umno). Now Pakatan Harapan has collapsed, in the end, the people are the ones who are suffering the most.

“Sarawakians are the victims of this devastating political drama. Isn’t this the best time to hold a referendum and leave the Malaysian Federation?” he asked.— DayakDaily