The Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) civil society movement said today it will be pressuring Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem not to reverse his stand on reclaiming the state’s rights.
The group had originally planned to hold a public rally next week in support of the state government’s tabling of a motion to reclaim the state’s rights from Putrajaya.
“Although Adenan had said yesterday that the state government would not table the motion in the coming state assembly sitting, we will put pressure on him to change his mind,” S4S leader Peter John Jaban told reporters today.
He urged the chief minister to stand by his promise to the people of Sarawak to table this motion as it is a declaration of intent by the state government to pursue the goal of getting back the state’s rights, not just for his tenure as chief minister but beyond.
“That intention must be put on record to ensure that the process is documented and therefore transparent, whether a diplomatic solution is sought or not, as future events might dictate,” Jaban said.
He said the chief minister has no excuse not to proceed with tabling the motion on account of his meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Wednesday last week.
“Adenan’s primary responsibility is to the people of Sarawak who elected him to office, and not to the prime minister,” he added, pointing out that Adenan’s about-turn has angered many Sarawakians.
On the rally to be held at the Kuching Waterfront from 7am to 10am on November 21, Jaban urged Sarawakians to come in full force as S4S has obtained a permit from the police.
“We are expecting a good turn-out because we have received reports that people from as far as Limbang, Miri and Bintulu will be coming,” he said.
Source : The Malay Mail Online