Sarawakians not ‘regionalistic’ for looking out for their own interests — Peter Minos

Dato Peter Minos

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KUCHING, Feb 3: Political observer Datuk Peter Minos opines that Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is not practising regionalism if he is doing his duty as the Chief Minister for the betterment of Sarawakians.

According to the former Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy information chief in a statement today, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has accused Sarawakians of being “regionalistic” and utilising issues for their gain in the coming state election.

“In helping and doing his best for Sarawak and for Sarawakians to fully support him in his endeavours, the Chief Minister is simply doing his job and there is nothing “regionalistic” about that.”

He claimed that when DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng went all out in helping Penang as its chief minister before and still doing so as of now as Finance Minister, he was not labeled as “regionalistic”, and thus, Sarawakians should not be labeled as “regionalistic” when they are helping themselves and Sarawak to catch up in terms of economic progress and development as in the peninsula.

“If they do not do so, who else would care and help? Not Pakatan Harapan (PH) or DAP or Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which nastily cut the funds on approved projects for Sarawak and are doing everything to topple the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government, and grabbing Sarawak for their own.

“Only Sarawakians and its Chief Minister want to really and sincerely develop Sarawak and not outsiders, because only Sarawakian leaders know and understand Sarawak and its people,” he claimed.

Peter emphasised that Sarawak has all the rights in this world to benefit from the resources found in its territory, with or without the law.

“It is Sarawak’s natural right, as simple as that, and outsiders must not and cannot say that Sarawakians are being “regionalistic” when fighting for their rights and interests.” — DayakDaily