(14 Dec 2019 Dayak Daily - By: Malcolm Lau)
KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said he believed his mobile and office phone might have been “bugged” after police officers showed up for his press conference. “I am concern about how the police know that I will be holding a press conference at my office because I have only contacted media members to come,” he told reporters prior to a press conference at his office today.
Referendum is one of the legitimate procedures to exit under international law but to go for a referendum may not for political and legal reasons be suitable to Sabah and Sarawak. There are many countries in the world that got their independence by way of referendum. The fact they were held instead of seeking Unilateral Declaration of Independence depends on many legal and political considerations.
Sarawak people find it unacceptable for the Minister Chong C J to grant sugar import AP to 11 anonymous users/merchants wondering why products manufactured by them with selling price remain the same. Why it is another secret deal that needs no transparency? Who are the 11 AP holders?
If a political party, such as Parti Bumi Kenyalang, upfront declared that they are through constitution and international laws going for independence by peaceful means is it still need Sarawak people to show through Independence Referendum whether they want to remain in Malaysia if Parti Bumi Kenyalang managed to get Sarawak people majority support and become ruling political party in Sarawak after next Sarawak election? The answer is obvious.
The land could be initially either under NCR or Sarawak government and the road, from the picture, is a proper tar-sealed road. It could be at later stage the company concerned resourceful enough manged to acquire the land and now without taking into consideration the plight of the community set up the blockade.