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By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Sept 11: With the 58th Malaysia Day celebrations just days away, Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting wants Sarawakian and Sabahan youths to remember how these two States played a significant role in the establishment of the Federation of Malaysia.
Ting pointed out that both States — Sabah and Sarawak — did not join Malaysia, but were equal partners in the formation of Malaysia.
“We must continue to fight for equal partner status and put return our rights as stated within the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63),” he said on Saturday.
Ting was met after attending the Sarawak Public Communication Unit’s (UKAS) ‘Ziarah Semarak Kemerdekaan’ programme held at Canada Hill today.
He added that the fight for equal status, which was started by the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem in 2016, has become his legacy for the younger generation to live up to and win back Sarawak’s rights as enshrined under MA63.
“Our current Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has continued the fight to claim what rightfully belongs to Sarawak,” he said.
Earlier on, Ting presented Sarawak and Jalur Gemilang flags to seven representatives of local bikers taking part in the one day programme.
Nearly 60 local bikers attended the convoy.
They are Kelab Sukan Rekreasi Permotoran Y15zr Miri, Geng Tayar Besar Miri, Santai Bikers Team Bekenu, Pelesit Selatan, Riders 30 Miri, Miri Rider Motorcyle Club and Miri Bikers Club.
Also present were Miri Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf and Miri Mayor Adam Yii. — DayakDaily