BETONG, Sarawak (Bernama) – The Chinese community in Sarawak, together with the other communities, have been asked to remain loyal and supportive of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led state government.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said their support was crucial to allow the government to pursue its policy of ‘Sarawak First’ successfully.
“Abang Jo (Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) believes that Sarawak must be governed by local political parties and local leaders who best understand the state.
“We also want to protect the state’s rights as enshrined in the MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963) with regards to its oil and gas and territorial waters, immigration power and so forth,” he said when officiating at the 11th anniversary celebration of the Sarawak Federation of Chung Hua Associations last Saturday night.
Uggah, who is also the state’s Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development, praised the Chinese community here for their contributions to the society besides helping to unite the people.