By John Isaac
THE Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government should seek to repeal laws not in favour of the state’s rights, said Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan.
He said these laws include the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA74), Territorial Sea Act 2012 (TSA2012) and Continental Shelf Act 1966 (CSA1966).
“Malaya took our oil and gas by passing PDA74, our sea territories under TSA2012 and Sarawak’s continental shelf under CSA1966.
“Sarawak has lost trillions of ringgits of State wealth to the federal government after these legislations were passed.
“GPS government is part of the federal government and if they wish to live its ‘Sarawak First’ ideology, it has to seek a repeal of PDA74, TSA 2012 and CSA1966 in Parliament,” he said in a statement which was reported in the New Sarawak Tribune.
Voon also lamented that the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government did not right the wrong to Sarawak which they could do in one Parliament sitting.
“The 20 percent oil and gas royalty for Sarawak was a promise by Pakatan Harapan but why this was not fulfilled by Pakatan Harapan after it captured Putrajaya?” he asked.
The PBK chief pledged that his party would seek a return of all the state’s oil and gas instead of only the 20 percent promised by PH.