KUCHING: Sarawakians are getting more vocal about regaining rights under the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) that have been eroded over the years by the federal government.
“We are longing to bring back the basic practice and observance of good governance, fair play and equality by the powers that be.
“What we all long for of the yesteryears can be achieved only if we chose the right people to lead this beloved State of Sarawak.
“So this year’s message is crucial as it comes on the eve of our state election (PRN),” said Ba’Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian in his Sarawak Day message, today (July 21).
Baru said July 22 conjures different sentiments in different people, where older generations have fond memories under the past colonial government and some depicting it as oppressive or suppressive.
Some go beyond the rule of the White Rajahs when there was a just and fair government as evidenced by their 9 Cardinal Principles which was later incorporated in the preamble of our Constitution in 1941.