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KUCHING, Oct 25: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) urges Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) to apologise to Sarawakians and Sabahans for their ‘insincere and disadvantage move’ to amend the Federal Constitution to be in line with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) back in 2019.
SUPP said the opposition should apologise rather than criticise the current federal government as letting the people down by delaying the second reading of the Bill to amend the Federal Constitution
SUPP’s central publicity bureau in a statement today said Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) presidential council member Baru Bian were the representatives from Sarawak in the former Pakatan Harapan (PH) government MA63 committee team.
However, SUPP noted they were silent on Sarawak’s rights then.
It asserted Sarawak PH had played the blame game and criticised Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for causing the failure of PH’s amendment Bill in Parliament.
“Currently, Parliament just decided to delay the second reading, but the first reading will still proceed as per scheduled.
“SUPP believes that Prime Minister (Dato Sri) Ismail Sabri Yaakob will not disappoint Sarawakians and Sabahans on this amendment Bill issue,” it said.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has said the second reading of the bill to amend provisions in the Federal Constitution to be in line with MA63 will be moved to another date and not held on Oct 28 as initially scheduled.
Wan Junaidi explained that the delay will allow the Attorney General (AG) to further explain the proposed amendments to members of the Cabinet.
Apart from that, SUPP also urged Sarawak PH to repent before criticising GPS, alleging the opposition had not provided any contribution to Sarawak during PH’s 22-month federal administration. — DayakDaily