Hornbill Unleashed

July 26, 2017

See asks why Sharifah Hasidah silent on London trip outcome

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:03 AM

The conspicuous silence by Assistant Minister of Law, Federal-State Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali after the ‘fact finding mission’ to London is distressing and unacceptable, said Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How.

“As a matter of course, all Sarawakians are curious and have high expectations over the research study trip overseas for the assistant minister to study the various laws that have been passed in Parliament and that have been found to infringe Sarawak’s rights,” See told a press conference here yesterday.

“I was hopeful that some fruitful findings would be revealed as we celebrated Sarawak Day last weekend. Unfortunately, there was no revelation of any positive finding or progress.”

See, who is state PKR vice-chairman, said the meeting and discussion with the federal government on the restoration of Sarawak’s autonomy and devolution of powers to Sarawak had been put on hold after the demise of former Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

“Under the former Chief Minister, it was said that the federal and Sarawak government had concluded the first stage of the meeting and discussion and the government had reached a 13-point agreement on the delegation of powers and empowerment to the state authorities by way of administrative powers.

“The next stage is supposedly on the legislative and fiscal or financial provisions, in accordance with the Malaysia Agreement and the foregoing reports.”

In view of this, See said it is important for Sarawak and the federal government to resume the meetings and discussion and to speed up the process of devolution of powers and restoring Sarawak’s autonomous powers assured to us as a partner to the formation of the Federation.

“I call upon the assistant minister to make public the outcome of her trip to London and how the research studies are beneficial and helpful in Sarawak’s cause to regain our due constitutional position, rights and privileges.”

See said the state government should also reveal whether the stalled meetings and discussions for the restoration of Sarawak’s autonomy and devolution of powers to Sarawak will now resume and whether there is a timeline to conclude and finalise the legislative and fiscal or financial provisions.

“The state government must be reminded that further stalling and delay in the discussion and meeting operates to our disadvantage and Sarawak will lose more of the valuable resources and needed revenues to develop Sarawak, to uplift the living standards of all Sarawakians and bring ourselves on par with other Malaysians.”

Source : The Borneo Post Online by Jonathan Chia




  1. Sarawakians have had enough of election gimmicks, instant projects which took a few more elections to complete and certain community leaders abusing their authority to prevent Opposition from campaigning in the kampung. Umno Baru controlled BN must not be given any blank cheques to rule the nation anymore.

    Comment by Simon Abbey — July 26, 2017 @ 7:43 PM | Reply

  2. Bugis Pirate warned him not to play-play and to behave like a good boy, otherwise “I have the power to remove you, anytime”. He came back with tail between his legs, and do all the u-turns and gostan with cold sweat.

    Comment by tigeryk — July 26, 2017 @ 5:38 PM | Reply

  3. She was on holiday with Sarawak Tax Payers money

    Comment by Salim — July 26, 2017 @ 12:26 PM | Reply

  4. Sarawak , its just timing. A rosy picture will be painted just before election time with promises from Malaya .

    Comment by Sii Pai Gong — July 26, 2017 @ 10:43 AM | Reply

  5. Majority of Sarawakians share the views of PKR and DAP Sarawak before and after this facts finding mission initiated by Abang Johari Openg. There was no specific agenda and cost involved for the London trip except to search for the truth. After the much talked about trip by BN lawmakers, there was complete silence. Abang Johari Openg was later pressured to reassure Putrajaya that Sarawak shall remain in Malaysia forever. Next is the RRU 355. Will Sarawak BN MPs led by Wan Junadi support Hadi’s bill on the film excuse that they have no choice but to support the bill?

    Comment by Mat Som — July 26, 2017 @ 8:34 AM | Reply

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