The two organizations support in principal the decentralization of political power and are of the view that state resources, education, official language and local government should fall under the jurisdiction of the state government while the federal taxes ought to be distributed fairly and justly to all state governments.
The two organizations note with regret that in the past 10 years under the previous leadership, Sarawak were subjected to innumerous problems such as the uncontrolled expansion of oil palm estate resulted in inequitable deprivation of native customary lands of indigenous people, the SCORE’s 12 mega dams project which had and still will mercilessly displace tens of thousands of the indigenous people. The above instance are just a few to evident the arbitrary and draconian administration of the state government at the expense of the people’s right to land, right to live and their right to a safe and quality environment.
The two organizations strongly believe that decentralisation of power and resource will not help to eradicate corrupt practices of the Sarawak government.
Therefore, instead of advocating decentralisation in the state assembly, the two organizations urge Adenan to lead the democratic process of implementing local government election, relinquish the state government’s power to a people elected autonomy for accountability and responsibility. Adenan’s bold and dynamic step of democratization will earn support from his people and carve a name for himself in Malaysia history. Hopefully this will drive Malaysia to another wave of democratization.