KUCHING: Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh said people should not speculate on the meeting between Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin last Friday.
He said, “We are looking at this (meeting) as a closed-door discussion between Abang Johari and Tun Daim. We do not want to make any speculation.
“It is a fact that Tun Daim is an envoy to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. However, I do not want to look at it negatively but instead, more on a positive note.
“Maybe their discussion will bring good news to both federal and state governments,” he told reporters after attending the 5th edition of ‘Jom Masak & Menang Bersama Maggi’ contest at Plaza Merdeka shopping mall here yesterday.
He added that everyone should not look at the meeting only from the political angle but also take into consideration that it might lead to a flow of development for both Sarawak and Malaysia.
“Therefore, there is a possibility that the discussion will benefit both governments. I want to look at it positively instead of negatively,” he continued.
Following Abang Johari’s recent statement on a new generation of hybrid population, Miro believed that it was important for Sarawakians to nurture the value of protecting and fighting for Sarawak’s rights.
“This is not about us not respecting Malaysia but we have to understand and grasp the idea that the body, strength and grandeur (of being a good rakyat) come from being a Sarawakian first,” he stated.
“I believe a ‘hybrid generation’ should also refer to a generation of Sarawakians who truly embrace patriotism, love and loyalty to the state.”