Seek representation to revoke Emergency

Voon Lee Shan

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has been urged to seek representation on revoking the imposition of Emergency rule in the state.

“Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) did not pass any motion to accept the Emergency rule declared by the King and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government should not accept this declaration of emergency be extended to Sarawak.

“Sarawak GPS government should seek representation to the King to revoke the emergency rule,” said Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan in a statement on Saturday (June 5).

Voon said he was worried that the Emergency rule might be extended beyond Aug 1.

“Sarawak needs no Emergency rule be extended from the federal government because Sarawak government is capable to run Sarawak affairs.

“There is no enemy attack by a foreign force, except, by Covid-19. Sarawak also has its own law to fight Covid-19,” he said.

The PBK chief said equal partnership and equal status means federal Parliament should not pass any law to override the Sarawak Constitution without the sanction of the Sarawak DUN.

“It was not the intention of our forefathers to see Sarawak be used to enlarge the territories of Malaya and to use the Federal Constitution to control the administration and government of Sarawak.

“Therefore, the Federal Constitution, which was the constitution of Malaya, should not be used to control Sarawak without sanction of Sarawak DUN,” he asserted.