Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem decided not to proceed with the tabling of a motion on reclaiming Sarawak’s rights as per the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) as he has put his faith in Prime Minister Najib Razak, says a state leader.
Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said Adenan was however not pleased with the state of progress in the talks on the issue with Putrajaya but remained confident Najib would keep his word, The Borneo Post reported.
“Tok Nan (Adenan) is not very happy with the progress to claim the state’s rights. But similar to those issues with Petronas, he is doing all he can by discussing it with Najib.
“I assure you all that Tok Nan is as committed as before to win back the rights of Sarawak,” Uggah, who was a former federal minister, was quoted as saying by the Sarawak-based daily.
He too acknowledged that discussions were moving too slowly, and that he (Uggah), like Adenan, was frustrated.
The Bukit Saban assemblyman stressed however, that Adenan’s confidence came from the fact that “matters that have been agreed upon would be sorted out with Najib”.
On Wednesday, after chairing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council meeting, Adenan told the media there was no longer a need for the motion after Najib had said in Sabah on Nov 13 that Putrajaya was ready to discuss any grievance over MA63 with Sarawak and Sabah.
“We trust the prime minister to do the right thing. In the meantime, there is no need to pass a resolution in the Dewan,” Adenan had said, according to The Borneo Post.
This contradicted what he had said on Oct 23, during the Parti Rakyat Sarawak triennial delegates conference in Bintulu.
Adenan had told the delegates then that a motion would be tabled urging Putrajaya to observe Sarawak’s rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the Inter-Government Committee Report (IGC) 1963 and the Cobbold Commission Report 1962.
Source : FMT Reporters Online