Friday, October 31, 2014

Can 'loner' Adenan lead Sarawak to new era?

10:16AM Oct 30, 2014
By Joseph Tawie
Sarawak PKR has questioned the ability of Chief Minister Adenan Satem in leading the state into a new era of accountability, transparency, justice, equality and good governance, considering that he does not have the support of his cabinet ministers.

Adenan has stood out as the only state cabinet member who  signed the integrity pledge, and until today, no other BN politician holding public office has followed his footsteps, Sarawak PKR vice-chairperson See Chee How said.

“Will the new chief minister rise to the call to lead Sarawak into a new era, one of accountability, transparency, justice, equality and good governance?

“Adenan is alone, unfortunately. He is a loner in his pledge for integrity, leaving his government’s integrity in the hands of his cabinet ministers, none of them his own choosing,” said See (left).

By not enforcing it (integrity pledge) upon his cabinet members,  it givesthe impression, and the most concrete evidence, that Adenan has no power over his cabinet ministers.

“Is it any wonder then that we see the old regime actively in charge, behind the scene, with the new chief minister’s hands and legs  tied? See asked.

He said that Adenan should not go down in Sarawak’s history as the chief minister who is a follower, a loner, powerless leader of this great state of Sarawak.

“Adenan should instead quickly take charge, be a commander of his state administration, let his leadership shine through the past regime and return the beauty and wealth back to our Fairland Sarawak,”  See said.

He was speaking at the launching of two books - 'The Peaceful People’ by Paul Malone and ‘Money Logging’ by Lukas Straumann - in Kuching yesterday.

See said that the two books should serve as a good reminder to all Sarawakians to support not merely Sarawak for Sarawakians, but more importantly a transparent, accountable, democratic, just and equal Sarawak for all Sarawakians.
~ Malaysiakini

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