On 28 Apri 2021 Malay Mail reported Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr. James Masing stated that “Sarawak won’t remove cabotage policy despite calls from traders” This definitely surprised many Sarawakian as all this while our understanding is cabotage policy is imposed by federal government.
All YBS in Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) took oath to protect the Sarawak Constitution and by their oath, they are to protect the constitution and by protecting the constitution means they should not let outsiders to interfere with what is in the constitution.
In response to press Statement by Speaker of DUN. Speaker did not give a clear clarification of Article 21(3) Sarawak Constitution in his press Statement. Under Article 21(3) life of DUN was for five years and expires today 6 June 2021.
It’s been almost 15 months since the Malaysian Government imposed the 1st of many Movement Control Orders. Citizens have been cooperative and have waited patiently for the day when life can return to some sort of normalcy.
Malaysia was formed on the understanding that Sarawak will be treated as equal partner, with equal status and opportunities with the Federation of Malaya. At no time it was agreed that Sarawak should be made a colony of Malaya.