‘UK govt is monitoring Sarawak’s quest for independence’, Voon alleges

Voon Lee Shan

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KUCHING, Nov 20: The United Kingdom (UK) government has advised Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) to speak to the federal government on the desire of Sarawakians for independence, claimed its president Voon Lee Shan.

Voon said he has written to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in seeking advice concerning the “freedom” from Malaysia, as well as issues on human rights.

“In the quest of independence for Sarawak, I had recently written a letter to Boris (Johnson). I received a positive and encouraging reply from his government, which says that UK is following the developments of what is happening in Borneo. This means that the UK government is concerned about us,” he said in a statement.

Upon the advice of Johnson’s administration, Voon added that he has prepared a representation to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in hope that Sarawak’s quest for independence would be granted.

“After Pakatan Harapan government captured Putrajaya, Mahathir had said that Sabah and Sarawak never asked for independence but only autonomy.

“Based on his words, I will therefore send the letter to him to set Sarawak free and be granted independence,” he continued.

Voon said the letter is currently being drafted.

He added that he will keep in touch with the British government and the United Nations (UN) about problems faced by Sarawakians.

“We hope that the day will come where they will hear our voice and summons the Federation of Malaysia before the UN Assembly and the UN International Court of Justice about our quest for independence,” Voon said. — DayakDaily