OUR Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem has indeed been a real champion for Sarawak and Sarawakian rights since he came into office.
He’s put in place some 50 initiatives and principles to bring our Great State to even greater heights.
Our CM has clearly demanded a fair share for Sarawak, an equal partner in the formation of Malaysia along with Sabah, Malaya and Singapore, which of course has since left the federation.
He’s also begun real and concrete steps to regain the State’s rights and autonomy.
All his fine efforts have no doubt put him on the radar of certain quarters determined to bring him down due to their lust for power.
Hence the ridiculous accusations that Adenan is anti-federal.
So of course, being Adenan Satem, our CM has fired back and pointed out that the only thing he is against is inequality!
He clearly stated that he’s fighting for the devolution of power to Sarawak because it is stipulated in the Malaysia Agreement of 1963.
Our CM is fighting for our rights Sarawakians. Others may try to tell you they are doing the same but have you seen results from anyone except Adenan?
The report from Free Malaysia Today:
Adenan: I’m anti-inequality, not anti-federal
KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem had denied allegations that he is supposedly against federal leaders and people from the peninsula.
He said he stood for equality of all Malaysians, including the state and the people of Sarawak.
“I am anti-inequality, not anti-leaders of the Federal Government and people of the peninsula,” he said while speaking on a live television interview on RTM’S TV1 last night.
Adenan said he was fighting for devolution of power to Sarawak as stipulated in the Malaysia Agreement of 1963.
He also wanted Sarawak to receive similar development to that enjoyed by states in the peninsula, he said, and had no intention of taking Sarawak out of Malaysia, describing such an action as stupid.
Looking ahead towards the coming Sarawak state election, Adenan, who is state Barisan Nasional chairman, said he was confident the ruling coalition would be returned with a big majority.
After the programme, he told reporters that the BN would nominate candidates of the United People’s Party and Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak – both BN-friendly parties.
“What is important is that we want a candidate who can win, regardless from where, including candidates from Teras and UPP,” he said.
There are 82 state assembly seats to be contested in the state elections. Eleven are new seats created by constituency redelineation.