Sikie: Sarawak still finalising conditions, requirements on ‘native’ application

Sikie delivering his winding-up speech at the DUN sitting today (Nov 29, 2022). Screenshot taken from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Facebook livestream

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Nov 29: The Sarawak government is still finalising the conditions, requirements and procedure for application to be recognised as a native of Sarawak before the ‘Native’ definition amendment can be gazetted.

Minister in the Premier’s Department Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the gazettement for the amendment can be done once the conditions and requirements are ready.

“As of today, the government is in the midst of finalising the conditions and requirements as well as the procedure for application for recognition as a native of Sarawak.

“Such conditions, requirements and procedures are expected to be tabled to Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri (MMKN) soonest,” he said in his ministerial winding up speech in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.

He was responding to a question raised by Ba’ Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian on the delay in gazetting the definition of ‘Native’ in Interpretation Ordinance before the amendment to the Federal Constitution can be made. – DayakDaily