The reason Sarawakians are rejecting Mahathir

TTF: One of the main issues that has concerned the people of Sarawak is the allocation of Federal funds. Being an exporter of oil and gas, timber and oil palm, the state has contributed immensely to the nation’s economic development. All the government of the day want’s is a balanced budget that has the concerns of the state at heart.

And the Najib administration has scored top marks in that department. The Sarawak government knows that current premier has outperformed his predecessors insofar as the welfare of the state is concerned. Najib has approved projects worth some RM2 billion in the state ever since he became Prime Minister.

That automatically disqualifies Mahathir as a choice candidate for the post of Prime Minister. The last thing the people of Sarawak want is a return of Mahathirism, an era where the Federal plundered the state’s resources without allotting development funds proportionate to the state’s contribution. 

Yes, there is no reason for the people of Sarawak to want a new Prime Minister as the status quo seems to be working quite well for them (see news item below).

SIBU: Sarawak wants Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to remain as the prime minister because he can be trusted to carry out his duties and he always listen to the grievances of the people.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg said today, this was evident by Najib’s respond to Sarawak’s claims on the state’s rights which were eroded since the formation of Malaysia.

“The prime minister had pledged to restore Sarawak’s rights if they are proven and enshrined in the agreement for the formation of Malaysia.

“Sarawakians are very fortunate, do not change Datuk Seri Najib. We must ensure that Datuk Seri Najib remain as the prime minister,” he said when opening the annual general meeting of Bawang Assan, Dudong, Pelawan, Bukit Assek and Nangka branch of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) here.

About 2,000 delegates representing the branches listened to the address by Abang Johari, who is also the president of the PBB.


Abang Johari urged Sarawakians to cooperate with the state government in reclaiming Sarawak’s rights adding that they were made based on facts and laws and not emotions.

He advised young leaders in the PBB not to be hasty by contesting for party posts because their time to take over the helm would surely come.

Source: Bernama



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