Guan Eng says sorry to Sarawak and state govt, calls for fresh start in Malaysia’s best interests

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — DAP national chairman Lim Guan Eng has offered an open apology to Sarawak and its leaders for any slights he may have caused.

His apology comes shortly after his party secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook’s early this morning, in a bid to mend the thorny relations with the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and for Malaysia to move forward.

“I apologise for my remarks that may have offended the Sarawak Premier and the GPS Sarawak state government.

“The future of the country is more important. Let us make a fresh start to cooperate together to preserve the diversity, inclusiveness and unity of our multi-racial and multi-cultural society as well as protect our Federal Constitution for the benefit of all in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak,” Lim said in a Facebook statement.

Loke said he paid an official visit to Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Abang Openg at his house in Kuching this morning with Deputy Sarawak Premier Professor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian present.

“We had a friendly discussion. I also told the premier that if there were any statement made by any DAP leader that hurt the feelings of the Sarawak government and its people, I, on behalf of DAP, offer an open apology,” Loke said in a statement.