Netizens in Sarawak was having a field day and the changed name of “SARAWAK DARUL HANA” was going VIRAL in most social media platforms for the last few days.

The Sarawak State Government has no plans to change the State’s name as per CM Abang Jo.

The issue must not be prolong to satisfy a Political Party’s Interest and Sarawak Government must be commended for its stand in easing the dissatisfaction most Sarawakians.

PAS have courted with various controversies see the article:-


(Below please find the article from an online portal with thanks)

SARAWAK Chief Minister criticised PAS for creating a new controversy by using the term “Sarawak Darul Hana”.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg said there were no plans to change the state’s name.

“This issue is being played up by PAS. Whatever PAS wants to say, let them. But there is no attempt (by the GPS government) to use the term ‘Sarawak Darul Hana’.

“PAS has purposely created this issue because they have no other problems with the state government,” said Abang Johari, according to a FMT report.

“What we have now is only Jambatan Darul Hana and Kampung Darul Hana,” added Abang Johari.

He said it was no easy task changing the state name to Sarawak Darul Hana as this had to go through the state assembly for approval.

Yesterday, PAS state commissioner Jofri Jaraiee said “Darul Hana” was used during the rule of Sultan Tengah from 1627 to 1657 and the term meant a harmonious and safe place for everyone.

Five local NGOs have issued a statement stating the continued use of the “Darul Hana” term could disrupt racial and religious harmony in the state.

It was signed by Dayak Think Thank Association deputy president Edward Awan, Dayak National Congress president Paul Raja, Sarawak Iban Association president Samuel Suring, Persatuan Balang Balai Nyabong president Mengga Mikui, and Sarawak Dayak Iban Association Miri secretary Rafael Dru.

The NGOs wanted PAS and other groups to immediately cease using the term “Sarawak Darul Hana”.

They claimed using “Darul Hana” when describing Sarawak was an attempt to change the state’s identity from a secular state to one based on religion.

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