I was born on the prairies, where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures. [GERONIMO]
1. FREEDOM OF BELIEF
WE GUARANTEE FREEDOMOF RELIGION as enshrined in the Federal Constitution without any form of
hindrances and make no discrimination in assistance and allocations to a particular belief or religionand in the
process maintain the status ofSarawak as a secular State.
2. GOOD GOVERNANCE
WE PROMISE GOOD GOVERNANCE premised onproven international principles of Competency, Accountability
and Transparency (CAT),which will create and promote a clean administration of the State’s welfare, equal
business opportunities, and bring back national pride, patriotismand self esteem in the public sector.
WE PLEDGEA FAIR DISTRIBUTION of the State’s wealth and riches, endeavoring to end the practice of
favouritism, corruption, cronyism and nepotism.
WE PROMISE TO SET UP AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY to investigate the allegations ofillgotten
wealth of BN politicians and their cronies, to ensure the due process of law and prosecution and to return the
wealth to the people of Sarawak.
WE PROMISE to establish an Ombudsman to receive complaints from the public against corruption and power
abuse by Government Ministers and heads of departments.
WE PLEDGE TO RESTORE local government elections for all local authorities including the adatruaiand/or
custom of choosing the Village Leaders or KetuaMasyarakat in order to return power to the people at all levels.
3. LAND REFORM & NATIVE LAND COMMISSION
all expiring leases will beunconditionally renewed for 99 years;
all s.47 notifications will automatically lapse after 2 years of gazettal;
all in perpetuity and 999-year leases will remain when land is approved for
development; land alienation will be carried out through open tenders; and
a Native Land Commission shall be formed having the power to investigate all
Native Customary Rights land claims, and thereafter to survey and issue grant
or leases to such lands in accordance with the adator customs of the natives of
4. ERADICATION OF POVERTY
WE PROMISE to set up a RM1 billion State Poverty Alleviation Fund to ensure that no family in Sarawak lives
below the official poverty line.
WE PLEDGE TO KICK-START THE RURAL ECONOMY by the construction of roads connecting all the rural areas
of Sarawak that will quicken the provision and construction of public amenities including schools, kindergartens,
medical services and telecommunications.
WE ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE agricultural entrepreneurship, like small holdings through micro-financing to all
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5. FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS
WE PLEDGE to maintain good federal state relations in line with the spirit
of the Malaysian Agreement 1963, and to ensure that any marginalization,
neglect and omission on the 18 points be addressed immediately.
Confident that Pakatan Rakyat will take over the federal government WE
GUARANTEE to increase the petroleum royalty from the present 5% to 20%.
WE BELIEVE that priority in employment opportunities in the public service
of Sarawak should be given to Sarawakians.
6. GREENER SARAWAK
WE WILLENSURE the observance and implementation of State and International
laws and/or conventions on the environmentfor the benefit of future generations
WE WILL STOP the constructions of excess dams.
WE FORBID the construction of nuclear powered plants in Sarawak.
7. A FAIR DEAL FOR ALL SARAWAKIANS
WE ARE COMMITTED to support stable economic growth, sustainable development and a
fairer distribution of income and wealth based on hard work, competitiveness and
WE ENDEAVOUR to remain investor friendly, emphasizing long term investment in human
capital by offering financial incentives to all industries to upgrade the technical skills of their
employees as well as their production processes.
WE PROMISE the immediate registration of stateless Sarawakians and the unconditional
granting of citizenship papers to all Malaysians of Sarawak origin.
WE PLEDGE a grant of RM200-00 for every child of Sarawak origin who begins primary
In appreciation of their contribution to the State, WE PROMISE to give all Sarawakians above 60 years of age who
are residents in the State annual welfare assistance of RM600-00 and to set up community support systems
within every local government authority for their continued well-being.
8. CULTURE AND EDUCATION
WE RESPECT the constitutional rights of all ethnic groups to learn their mother tongues and to treat all mother
tongue education equally.
WE PLEDGE that all schools regardless of background will be given systematic allocations according to needs as is
practised in Penang, Selangor and Kelantan so that our children can have a bright future.
WE EMPHASIZE thatScience and Mathematicssubjectsin secondary schools must be taught in the English
9. RIGHTS of WOMEN’S & THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
WE GUARANTEE gender equality and will REVIEW all laws that are discriminatory
WE PLEDGE to establish women’s aid centres to shelter women suffering from
violence and child care services to reduce the financial and psychological burden of
WE PLEDGE to set up more special schools for children with special needs.
WE IMPLEMENT measures to employ those with disabilities and PROMISE incentives
to employers who employ them.
10. INVESTMENT INTO THE FUTURE
WE PROMISE to tackle the flood problems in Sarawak in 2 years.
WE EMPHASIZE in long term investment in human capital and
infrastructure to make Sarawak a great economy.
WIFI will be provided free to move Sarawak into a knowledge state.