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September 17, 2016

Adenan hails ‘wisest decision’ to be in Malaysia

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:02 PM

adenan-satemsarawakSarawak’s decision 53 years ago to be part of Malaysia was one of the state’s wisest decisions, Chief Minister Adenan Satem said yesterday.

Among the reasons were the defence of the state by peninsula security forces against communist terrorists and from Indonesian President Sukarno’s Confrontation policy.

Speaking at Malaysia Day celebrations at the old airport site here last night, Adenan said: “We were defenceless at the time of the formation of Malaysia in 1963. We did not have the security forces to defend us.

“The Malay Regiment and the Malaysian Rangers fought for us and released us from the clutches of the communists and Sukarno,” he said.

He said this must be acknowledged as part and parcel of the state’s history.

However, although Sarawak enjoyed great development and progress, he said there was still some catching up to do with peninsular states.

Adenan also paid tribute to Prime Minister Najib Razak for being very sympathetic to the state’s needs, and pointed out that he had made more than 60 visits since becoming premier.

Bernama Online



  1. If only Sarawak joined Singapore in 1965… Sarawakians would be holding SingDollar, 3x the value of Ringgit!

    Comment by happy — September 18, 2016 @ 11:55 AM | Reply

    • WRONG……with $arawak’s resources, the exchange rate would be S$1.OO= rm5.OO……..

      Comment by tiuniamah — September 20, 2016 @ 10:47 AM | Reply

    • If Sarawak is independent One Sarawak Dollar = Five Singapore Dollar x 3 = 15 RM

      Comment by Tigeryk — September 20, 2016 @ 1:49 PM | Reply

  2. Initially, when they sent soldiers from the west into the jungle, none of them come out alive. Then they decided to mix soldiers from east and west. Can you believe that only the east come out alive. Finally, they only sent soldiers from the east, and there were no more casualties.

    Comment by Tigeryk — September 18, 2016 @ 9:21 AM | Reply

  3. Really, the malay regiment? Thats a load bull.
    History twisted again to appease malaya.
    The real heroes during those trouble times were the Sarawak Rangers who were mostly Dayaks and the Gurkhas under the British Armies!!!

    Comment by Brian — September 18, 2016 @ 8:04 AM | Reply

  4. The Malay Regiment and the Malaysian Rangers fought for us and released us from the clutches of the communists and Sukarno, This is rubbish.

    Comment by Pet — September 18, 2016 @ 3:36 AM | Reply

  5. t was the gurkhas, not malayan security forces.

    Comment by Pet — September 18, 2016 @ 3:35 AM | Reply

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