To claim that Najib is “sincere” about returning autonomy to Sarawak, Abang Jo is either totally ignorant or trying to cover up for Najib’s wrong.
There are at least 6 laws passed in recent time with Najib as prime minister that constitute direct encroachment of Sarawak’s rights.
In addition, Najib has also caused great economic hardship to common Sarawakians with his international 1MDB scandal and terrible economic management resulting in the depreciation of Ringgit and the rise in our costs of living.
If Najib is truly as claimed by Abang Jo to be sincere in returning State autonomy to Sarawak, he should return the 20% oil and gas royalties to the State before the 14th General Elections.
Without such rights to additional tax revenue, all talks on State autonomy are mere hot air. Ultimately, all implementation of powers and policies requires money. If the Federal controls the fund and the State has to beg the Federal Government for fund to implement such policies, then there is no true autonomy.
Abang Jo is no the late Adenan. While the late Adenan has the courage to stand up to UMNO, Abang Jo submit completely to UMNO and Najib. For all the wrongs that Najib has done, Abang Jo even tries to persuade Sarawakians to accept and look up to Najib.