KUCHING: A political observer says it is high time for Sarawak to seek equality in all things in Malaysia.
Datuk Peter Minos said this is pertinent since Sarawak, Sabah and Malaya now have equal status by way of the latest constitutional amendments passed by Parliament.
“Additionally, I see that calling our Chief Minister as Premier is also one of the moves by Sarawak to be equal to Malaya and Sabah.
“And it is up to the Sabah government to decide on the state’s Premier while the Federal government can still use the Prime Minister title.
“Nevertheless, it is up to the Sarawak government and federal government to sort out administratively,” he said in his statement on Monday (Feb 14).
Minos reiterated that the state government should seek equality on national revenues, civil service, seats in the Parliament, etc.
“Equal means equal. It must be so and not just in the name and the law,” he stressed, while stating that the latest constitutional amendments in Parliament was a very good move by Sarawak which he fully supported.
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