KUCHING – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) today requested the Sarawak government to review the ban imposed on several of the party’s senior leaders from entering the state.
Its deputy president, Mohamed Azmin Ali, said PKR respected the 18-Point Malaysia Agreement but sought the discretion of Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem to consider the request.
The Malaysia Agreement, which incorporated 20 Points for Sabah and 18 Points for Sarawak, comprises conditions signed in 1963 during the formation of Malaysia from Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.
“I requested the chief minister (Adenan) to review the move to prohibit several PKR leaders from entering Sarawak. I stressed that while we respect the immigration laws and immigration autonomy in the 18 Points, I requested that he help in the matter at his discretion.
“And if there is any information to be submitted to us on why they are not allowed to enter (Sarawak), we can find ways to resolve that,” he said.
Mohamed Azmin, who is the Selangor menteri besar, spoke to reporters after making a courtesy call on Adenan at the Chief Minister’s Office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Petra Jaya here.
Accompanying him were Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian; Sarawak PKR vice- chairman See Chee How; Krian assemblyman Ali Biju and Sri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafiei. – BERNAMA