Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Proposal to secede foolish idea

Adenan says those who talk of seceding is in the minority

MIRI: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem described the proposal to secede Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia as a foolish idea.

He said that after 51 years of the formation of Malaysia, it is unfortunate that there are still some people trying to make such a proposal.

“Those who bring these ideas are in the minority. They bring this foolish idea while majority of the people want to stay.

“After 51 years of independence via Malaysia, the people have progressed, possess self believe, proud of the state and recovered lost dignity (colonialisation),” he said when speaking at the national level 51st Malaysia Day celebration at Dataran Kipas here, last night.

The Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife, Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib also attended the ceremony.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin were among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony.

Adenan said the Sarawak people had experienced many changes in terms of social, economic, political and basic facilities since joining Malaysia.

“The presence of thousands of people who occupy Dataran Kipas for Malaysia Day celebrations clearly shows how much we love Malaysia.

“In my 70 years, I never saw so many people assembled in one place. There are about 30,000 to 40,000 attending the celebrations .

He said their presence is a way of expressing their love for the country, race and fellow Malaysians. – Bernama

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