Hornbill Unleashed

November 22, 2016

Group asks Adenan to press on with motion on Sarawak rights

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Rally participantsare seen carrying placards and banners at the Kuching Waterfront November 21, 2016. — Picture courtesy of Peter John JabanThe Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) group today urged Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem to acknowledge calls for his administration to proceed with tabling a motion on reclaiming the state’s rights.

“At today’s rally, we have conveyed very clearly the voice of Sarawakians asking him to reconsider the decision to withdraw tabling the motion,” S4S leader Peter John Jaban told reporters at the Kuching Waterfront where the rally was held for two hours.

“We wanted him to proceed with the motion, not withdraw it,” he said, adding that about 500 people, mostly Malays and Dayaks, attended the rally.

He added the motion is one way to regain the rights spelled out in the Malaysia Agreement, Malaysia Act and Inter-Governmental Committee Report, but were later ceded to Putrajaya.

The rally participants carried placards and banners with the words including “Restore Now”, “Sarawak Rights”, “Sarawak History” and “Local Development”.

The rally was initially called to express support to the state government after Adenan announced that the state government would table the motion to reclaim Sarawak’s rights as spelled out in the Malaysia Agreement, Malaysia Act and Inter-Governmental Committee Report, in the state assembly which sits from today to November 30.

Adenan later decided against doing so.

Source : The Malay Mail Online


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