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SUPP: S’wak BN makes things happen, not opposition

JM Joseph  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Only the BN alliance in Sarawak can bring change and “make things happen” while the state opposition coalition will only “wait and see”.

This is according to SUPP president Dr Sim Kui Hian (above) who said opposition representatives in Parliament have failed to speak out.

Sim’s statement made during the launching of Edge – the new SUPP Youth logo - at the party headquarters in Kuching on Saturday.

“As long as Sarawak is protective of its own rights and respects each other's religions, cultures and races, we are safe unlike the opposition in the state who has West Malaysian parties to represent Sarawakians,” he said.

Sim said current Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg has implemented more policies which brought a lot of benefit to Sarawak.

“These include building up Sarawak to be financially independent with DBOS (Development Bank of Sarawak), getting back the Bakun Dam which is earning us money daily, the upcoming LRT project and Petros as well as taking Sarawak into a new digital era.

“Now, the state government is also giving aid to churches and Chinese schools also,” said Sim.

Meanwhile, SUPP central women's section chairperson Kho Teck Wan expressed her concern over Pakatan Harapan’s proposed “New Deal Agreement” to BN Sarawak.

'Beware New Deal'

“Why would the Sarawak BN government enter into a ‘New Deal Agreement’ with Harapan which is in limbo as it is yet to be registered,” she said in a statement.

“Our rights are safeguarded in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Intergovernmental Committee Report since 1963 so why do we need another agreement?” asked Kho.

“Sarawak BN is committed to delivering Sarawak’s autonomy through the devolution of power based on the MA63. Any ‘new deal agreement’ from a Malayan party should be treated with extreme care,” she added.

According to her, if the opposition parties truly want to fight for Sarawak, they should join a Sarawak-based political party.

“Sarawakians cannot trust Malayan opposition parties to fight for us. So I urge my fellow Sarawakians to support and work together with BN Sarawak to build a stronger Sarawak,” said Kho.

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