First things first, says Fatimah
By:Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING: In the fight to curb the spread of Covid-19, it is only right and proper for the people to comply with the movement control order (MCO) and to focus on one thing — survival.

Thus, many people were gobsmacked when Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) recently asked why Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) delayed the pursuit of Sarawak rights amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

In response, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said it was important to prioritise the bigger life-and-death issue.

“At the moment all our efforts and resources are targeted at containing the spread of Covid-19. We should prioritise treating the sick and providing assistance to our people affected by the MCO in one way or another,” she told the New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

She further added that it was also important to come out of this crisis as a resilient and united people.

Last Saturday, PSB issued a statement saying that GPS had failed to deliver anything for Sarawak despite the coalition’s role as kingmaker which allowed Perikatan Nasional to take power in Putrajaya.

PSB questioned why the 20 per cent oil royalty, matters related to Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and nationwide recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) have yet to materialise.

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