Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Ours — and only us

Only legislative, judicial, and executive action can completely guarantee the victory of the free world.— Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American politician and pastor The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is the last bastion in defending the rights belonging to Sarawak, make...

‘Sarawakian’ term will infringe Constitution

INSERTING the term ‘Sarawakian’ into the amendment to Article 16 of the State Constitution would infringe the Eighth Schedule of the Federal Constitution. “We cannot put the word ‘Sarawakian’, because that would infringe the Eighth Schedule the Constitution, the moment...

Endorsement a victory for Sarawakians

THE passing of the Constitution of State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is a huge victory for Sarawakians, said Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (SUPP-Batu Kawa). He said it was an especially great day for Sarawakians as for the...

Bill passed to define ‘resident’, lower eligible age to be YBs

THE Sarawak State Assembly (DUN) today passed a Bill to amend Article 16 of the State Constitution to lower the minimum age required for a person to become an elected representative from 21 to 18 years old. The Constitution of...

Amendment in line with MA63

THE amendment to the State Constitution is in line with the spirit of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to provide exclusive rights to Sarawakians in various state related matters. Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya (PBB-Jemoreng) said the amendment would also strengthen Sarawak's...

Ambiguity will put Constitution in limbo

THE reason for the withdrawal of the original Bill to amend Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution was due to several anomalies and ambiguity in its interpretation, explained Datuk Idris Buang (PBB-Muara Tuang). “There can’t be any anomaly or ambiguity,...

DAP makes mountain out of molehill

THE Democratic Action Party (DAP) is misleading the public by making an issue of the Constitutional Amendment Bill in the state legislature, said Lo Khere Chiang (SUPP-Batu Kitang). He said the intention of the bill was to address the issue...

Law must be amended

KUCHING: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo is unfazed over the brouhaha over the proposed amendment to the Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution. “Article 16 of Sarawak Constitution rules on eligibility of a citizen to run for...

DAP, PSB jumping the gun over amendment

KUCHING: Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) are jumping the gun over the proposed amendment to Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution tabled on Tuesday (Nov 10). DUN Deputy Speaker and Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala said...

Idris blasts Chong’s misleading assertion

KUCHING: An assertion that the proposed Constitutional Amendment on the interpretation of ‘resident’ in the Sarawak Constitution is meant to allow non-Sarawakians to contest in the state is misleading. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang said...
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