Open apology to Sarawak leaders a right move, said Chow Kon Yeow

KUALA LUMPUR: The open apology to Sarawak leaders is a right move by DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke, said Chow Kon Yeow.

The DAP national vice chairman said Pakatan Harapan was trying to form a unity government for the sake of the country and the people.

"We hope that this gesture by Loke will be able to restore good faith and good feeling amongst the various parties in Sarawak.

"We hope that this will bring about the desired result of Pakatan and other political parties being given the blessing to form the next government," he told reporters at the state assembly building in Lebuh Light on Thursday (Nov 24).

After his courtesy visit to the premier of Sarawak, Loke released a statement that included an open apology if there had been statements by party members in the past that have caused unhappiness to the other parties in Sarawak.

In the statement, Loke said he met GPS chairman Abang Johari Openg and Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Dr Sim Kui Hian, where they held a "friendly" discussion.

"I had informed the Sarawak premier that if there were any statements made by DAP leaders previously that offended the Sarawak government and people, I, representing DAP, apologise openly," he said.

Loke said he hoped this morning’s meeting with the two GPS leaders would open a new page for Malaysia’s political landscape, towards building greater understanding and cooperation for the nation’s sake.

DAP national chairman Lim Guan Eng also had apologised to Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg and the GPS-led state government.

"I apologise for my remarks that may have offended the Sarawak Premier and the GPS Sarawak state government.

"The future of the country is more important," he said in a brief Facebook post.

"Let us make a fresh start to cooperate together to preserve the diversity, inclusiveness and unity of our multi-racial and multi-cultural society as well as protect our Federal Constitution for the benefit of all in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak," he added.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Chow Kon Yeow , Anthony Loke , DAP


Next In Nation

Consumers urged to use proper channels to lodge complaints
Fuel prices Feb 9-15: Unchanged across the board
Set up special committee to tackle street children issue, Sabah govt urged
Lift interstate ban for transportation of pigs to alleviate supply shortage, ministry urged
Muda in the dark over unity govt meeting, says sec-gen
Sandakan salty water issue expected to end after spare parts for damaged river gate arrive next month
Bills on stalking to be retabled in Dewan Rakyat after Cabinet approval, says Ramkarpal
Anwar expected to explore new collaborations during Thailand visit
1MDB trial: It was stressful to handle a PM's bank account, says witness
Bangladeshi worker fined RM5,000 for outraging teen's modesty

Others Also Read