Wan Junaidi: Agreeing to MPKK formation is selling Sarawak’s autonomy by bits & pieces

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

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KUCHING, Sept 22: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar opines that agreeing to the formation of Village Community Management Council (MPKK) in villages and longhouses Sarawak is tantamount to selling Sarawak’s autonomy by “bits and pieces”.

He said Putrajaya’s plan to form MPKK in Sarawak was a process of complete takeover of the state so that Sarawakian rural people would be denied of their desires to claim for the State’s rights under the MA63 and the Federal Constitution.

“Any Sarawak leader who allows the formation of MPKK in Sarawak is (allowing) complete betrayal of  Sarawak’s limited autonomous administration of her internal matters. We have had, for 56 years since August 1963, been having an absolute control of our internal affairs without Putrajaya’s interference.

“Now, Sarawakians, irrespective of who and which political leader, (who) agree to this MPKK, is betraying the autonomy we are asking for all this while.

“Anyone who does this is tantamount to selling the Sarawak autonomy by bit and pieces,” said Wan Junaidi in a statement today.

He said Pakatan Harapan leaders and followers, who were agreeing to this, was no different from ‘selling’ Sarawak’s autonomy to Putrajaya, which was worse than surrendering the State’s other rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the Federal Constitution.

“This will be the watershed of Sarawak sell-out. It is just like not only allowing a stranger to enter our house, but to allow him squat in our bedroom as well.

“There are nearly 6,000 longhouses, kampungs and community settlements in Sarawak today living in peace, friendliness and harmony. Are we going to disrupt these peace and stability for selfish political gains?” he said.

Wan Junaidi pointed out that the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has already formed a Komunity Harapan Malaysia (KHM) comprising of nearly 1,500 branches in Sarawak to become Putrajaya’s eyes and ears to replace Special Affairs Department (Jasa).

Now, he saidPH government in its efforts to further penetrate deep into Sarawak, wanted to form MPKK, which would cause division and separation of the rural and suburban community.

“The West Malaysian brand of politics to dominate by breaking the society into small parts and divisions, is already done in Malaya. Enough is enough. Please don’t do it in Sarawak – the last bastion of unity in the country,” said Wan Junaidi.

He said the Sarawak government will not endorse the move by Putrajaya to introduce the MPKK system to villages and longhouses in the State as it would create more disruption than good while further encroaching on the state’s rights.

“Introducing MPKK into Sarawak would not only divide the people in villages, kampungs, longhouses at small settlement level, but the move would commit serious encroachment to Sarawak’s right and autonomy,” said Wan Junaidi. — DayakDaily