Chou to Wan Junaidi: Take a good look at Swak Govt Gazette before urging PSB to learn history correctly
0 month ago, 26-Jul-2020
KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) advisor Dr Chou Chii Ming has called upon Santubong MP Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to take a good look at the Sarawak Government Gazette dated May 20, 2016 before urging PSB to learn the history correctly.
He wondered why the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives was so quick to refute PSB’s recent view that July 22 was the Sarawak Independence Day when the May 20, 2016 Sarawak Government Gazette clearly cited July 22 as Sarawak Independence Day.
“Dato Sri Wan Junaidi was very energetic in refuting PSB’s view that July 22 is the Sarawak Independence Day.
“He cited the history to say that it is Sarawak Self Government Day. But he should be able to explain why in the Sarawak Gazette dated May 20, 2016, that July 22 was gazetted as a Sarawak public holiday called Sarawak Independence Day, effective from 2016,” he told The Borneo Post today.
Chou opined that the seasoned Sarawak MP ought to be able to explain since the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) lawmaker was a federal minister in 2016.
“So which is which? YB (Wan Junaidi) is in a better position to explain as he was a Sarawak federal minister in 2016,” said the PSB advisor.
On Friday, Wan Junaidi urged PSB to learn history correctly after the party lashed out at him for his remark that Sarawak had gained self-rule and not independence on July 22, 1963.
On Thursday, PSB said it was shocked and disappointed with Wan Junaidi’s remarks in a special report in The Borneo Post on the Sarawak Day (July 22).
PSB added that it held steadfastly to the view that Sarawak was independent when it executed the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), and the state was an equal partner in the Federation of Malaysia.
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