LIMBANG: People of Sarawak must be firm in not accepting the political ideology brought by peninsula-based political parties.Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said they must reject such political influences for the sake of Sarawak’s greater future.“People in the state should not accept the kind of politics brought by peninsula-based political parties.
“Those who are smart will stand side by side with the Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg, to stop extremists from bringing racial and religious issues to Sarawak,” he stated when officiating at ‘Leaders with the People’ gathering at Rumah Tan Rantau Kiran, organised by Parti Rakyat Sarawak Batu Danau on Saturday.
Masing, who is also Infrastructure Development and Transportation Minister, strongly felt that the people must be wise enough to reject peninsula-based political parties although their candidates are from Sarawak.
“The political parties from Peninsular Malaysia use their representatives from Sarawak as stepping stone for them to seize Sarawak which is now ruled by the local coalition, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS),” he said.
On this concern, he urged Sarawakians to give their undivided support to GPS, which he claimed was also fighting to reclaim Sarawak’s rights which were enshrined clearly in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) from the federal government.
Also present were Limbang MP Hasbi Habibollah, Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang, Samalaju assemblyman Majang Renggie, PRS Batu Danau chairman David Upe and PRS Batu Danau deputy chairman David Bada.