The state Opposition parties have been advised against pouring cold water on the state government’s effort to seek greater autonomy.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem said this would create a public perception that the opposition wants his administration to fail in its discussions with Putrajaya.
He added that the opposition should not portray themselves as wanting the state to fail in its discussions over the devolution of power because the public would come to a conclusion that they never wanted the extra power for Sarawak.
In the end, the people would be the ones who lose if the discussions did not succeed, he cautioned.
Adenan disclosed that the federal government had in principle indicated its agreement on some matters in relation to the devolution of power back to the state.
He admitted that it would take time to attain results because there were some issues that were complex, especially those involving the Constitution, which would be discussed further with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“I advise opposition parties not to pour cold water on our effort to attain our autonomy. Otherwise the public would come to a conclusion that they want