At this present moment on the upsurge and raging of Pandemic #covid19 and with 170 Longhouses on lockdown in Sarawak a voter says
‘Politics plays a back role and more importantly the welfare and health of the people matters. What is being published in the main stream media(attached below) will not be too good for the Government of the day.
We all know that there is a need for a New Political Mandate but top priority for the people would be the “containment, vaccine and Sarawak turning green instead of now being under MCO and CMCO.”
Now, its not the time to talk about Elections and we believe the Yang Di Pertuan Agong in his wise judgement and wisdom knows best as he cares very much for his Rakyat.
No doubt, Sarawak will choose its leaders and the Government of the day and Elections will be held when the #Covid19 is under control and contained.
The Sarawak voter reminded us all, “Sabah till today has 3 digit numbers and the total death is 50% of the country’s total of 660 as of 22/1/21.
Sarawak does not want to be the NEW EPI CENTRE and Sarawakians would not want to see their love ones fall like “tenpins”
There is no denying the fact that Government needs a fresh new mandate but for now its Health of Sarawak matters.
(Extracted from an online media portal)
KUCHING (Jan 22): Sarawak State cabinet members plan to appeal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to lift the emergency order in Sarawak if the Covid-19 situation in the state can be brought to a manageable level.
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said this in a WhatsApp message to Bernama after several cabinet members had an ‘informal discussion’ about the matter.
He said if the appeal is favourably considered, it would pave the way for the 12th State Election to be held as the term for the current State Legislative Assembly ends in June.
“It was discussed informally among my colleagues, as a way to have PRN12 Sarawak (12th State election), b4 (before) DUN (Sarawak legislative assembly term) expires in June 2021 after the MMKN (Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri or the State Cabinet) (meeting) on 21.01.21 (Wednesday),” he said in the text message.
The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here and Masing confirmed that Abang Johari was among those involved in the informal discussion.
“Yes. CM (Chief Minister Abang Johari) was there (in the informal discussion),” said Masing.
The deputy chief minister said the call for a state election would depend on the state’s ability to bring down the number of Covid-19 cases.
He said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had declared an emergency as the country was still battling Covid-19, and it (emergency) would restrict people from moving around.
“But if Sarawak can flatten the (infection) curve or contain Covid-19, we may ask the King to lift the emergency in Sarawak and then we (can) have the election,” he said.
On Jan 12, Al-Sultan Abdullah proclaimed a State of Emergency, to be enforced up to Aug 1, as a proactive measure to contain the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the same day explained that the Cabinet had advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to proclaim a State of Emergency under Clause (1) of Article 150.
Clause (1) of Article 150 states that if the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is satisfied that a grave emergency exists whereby the security, or the economic life, or public order in the Federation or any part thereof is threatened, he may issue a Proclamation of Emergency, making therein a declaration to that effect.
The Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 among others stipulated that general elections, state elections and by-elections, as well as Parliament and State Legislative Assembly sittings will not be held as long as the emergency is in force. — Bernama