MIRI: Angkatan Muda Keadilan Sarawak (AMK) regrets the failure to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution through the Federal Bill (Amendment) 2019 as a result of the opposition’s decision, in particular Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), not to support the amendment.
However, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government remains committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of Sarawak and the recognition of Sarawak’s equal partner status, AMK Sarawak secretary Chiew Choon Man said.
Chiew Choon Man
“GPS has failed to provide support to the amendment, including Barisan Nasional (BN) and other opposition parties,” he pointed out.
According to Chiew, by not supporting the Bill, GPS has betrayed the trust and mandate afforded by the people of Sarawak though it often calls itself Sarawak’s defender, demonstrating GPS’ hypocrisy of claiming to fight for Sarawak’s interests and rights which it uses as its capital and political game.
“This is the second time GPS leaders betray the people of Sarawak,” he said, referring to the amendments to the Federal Constitution in 1976 that downgraded Sarawak and Sabah to the status of two of the 13 states in Malaysia.
He said the amendments were approved after receiving the support of government MPs, including members of parliament from Sarawak BN which later became GPS after the 14th general election.