KUCHING, March 3: Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) calls for greater representation from Sarawak in the new cabinet under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to ensure better autonomy rights.
Its president Gary Ningkan, in a press statement, asserted Sarawak needs to have greater autonomy in education and healthcare because Sarawak is a large nation state, with its people spread out in all corners.
He opined that with greater autonomy, Sarawakians would benefit better in terms of infrastructure and services, including for health clinics, which are in dire need of upgrades and improvements, and to address dilapidated schools throughout the state which need to be repaired and upgraded, as it is long overdue.
“We would like to see greater representation from Sarawak in the new cabinet, as well as various other agencies.
“Sarawak needs greater attention from the federal government in order for our nation state to be on par with our West Malaysian counterparts, and I believe Sarawak does not lack talent, expertise and human capital,” he added.
Gary also called on all Malaysians, especially Sarawakians, to recalibrate themselves and start focusing on how to improve the country economically.
“Let us stop being emotional about politics, and instead lend each other a helping hand.
“As for our politicians, we need them to put the interest of the country ahead and above other things more than ever. Our politicians come from various backgrounds and fields of expertise, and we, the citizens, hope that they can be exemplary figures to all Malaysians,” he added. — DayakDaily