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  • Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022

FOR years, I have known Prof Wong Chin Huat to be a learned thinker, often contributing many useful ideas and insights useful for nation building.

In fact, I frequently take time to listen in to discussions featuring Prof Wong, especially about building a better nation and a better Malaysia.

However, I was surprised and a little disappointed with his recent statements, which appear to sow seeds of disunity in our society.

To me, his claims that many Sabahans and Sarawakians wanted their states “kicked out” of Malaysia is inappropriate, further considering that we just celebrated the 59th Malaysia Day on Sept 16.

As a political analyst, he is free to put forth his views and opinions. Personally, I’m also glad that he showed concern for the welfare of Sabahans.

However, in my opinion, it would be better if such controversial claims were supported by facts and figures, either from research done by himself or sourced from other agencies.

Freedom of speech for every citizen of Malaysia is enshrined in the Federal Constitution. However, such statements should not be thrown out wantonly and without caution due to certain emotional “spur of the moment” remarks.

Let us not fan separatist flames because they serve no purpose except to divide and estrange Malaysians.

I respect Prof Wong’s freedom to voice out his opinions but he certainly does not speak for all Sabahans and Sarawakians.

DATUK DR PAMELA YONG

Sabah Wanita MCA Chairperson

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