The Sarawak Chief Minister Office (CMO) has vehemently denied that Adenan Satem had ever threatened to have Sarawak secede from the Federation of Malaysia.
Indeed, the CMO stressed in a statement today that Adenan would never attempt to withdraw Sarawak from the federation.
The CMO stated that the posting in a Facebook page called “Sarawak Keluar Malaysia 2021” (Sarawak out of Malaysia 2021) which quoted Adenan as saying that Sarawak would secede from Malaysia if all alleged problems were not solved, as not true.
Of late it has been widely circulated in the social media that Adenan had blamed the federal government and ruling party Umno for the many ills affecting the country.
The statement quoted Adenan as saying Sarawak would never secede from Malaysia but that doesn’t mean the state cannot fight for its rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution, the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the Malaysia Act, the inter-Government Committee Reports (IGC) 1963 and Recommendations and the Cobbold Commission Reports 1962.
“The chief minister has never made any public statement to these effects.
“This posting is wrong and a blatant act to put the chief minister in bad light in the eyes of the federal government,” the statement stated.