Sarexit gathering aims to pressure DUN to pass referendum bill, say organisers

Chong (facing front. third left) speaking to members of the media in the presence Tan (facing front. fourth left) and other S4S leaders in Kuching.

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Nov 1: Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) leaders today insisted that their main reason behind organising the “SAREXIT peaceful gathering” on November 4, is to pressure the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) to pass a bill on holding a referendum to decide the future of Sarawak in the federation.

S4S spokesman Chong Shin Hua stressed that it has always been S4S’ objective to seek the referendum for Sarawakians to decide their own future.

“We are advocating for the Referendum Bill to be passed in our DUN so that the people can decide what is best for Sarawak,” S4S leader Chong told a press conference here today.

On the planned “SARAXIT peaceful gathering”, Chong hoped that Sarawakians will come to show their support for the struggle.

“Besides that, we are also expecting Sarawakians living overseas to join us including from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore,” he said, adding that the event will be telecast live on Facebook.

On the gathering which will be held from 4-6pm on this coming Sunday (Nov 4), Chong warned participants not to bring flags that belong to any political parties.

“This gathering is non-political. So, we must adhere to the advice from the police that this gathering will be held in a peaceful manner. So, we hoped that those who come will give their full cooperation and obey the terms and conditions as contained in the permit issued by the police,” added Chong

Meanwhile, another S4S leader KC Tan said he supported Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s insistence of having an equal number of representatives from Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah in the Steering Committee to look into the restoration of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“But I would also like to stressed that the Steering Committee must also include representatives from Singapore and Great Britain as they too were signatories in MA63,” he said. — DayakDaily