It is now the Sarawak State Assembly.

Kuching: With the recognition of Sarawak as a region, it is now called the Sarawak State Assembly.

Therefore, the name change from Sarawak State Legislative Assembly to Sarawak State Legislative Assembly has been deemed appropriate by Sarawak Deputy Minister (Laws, MA63, State-Federal Relations) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Syed Aman Ghazali. It was done.

He said the changes were in line with the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the recognition of Sarawak as a region.

“Therefore, it is appropriate for us to refer to it as the Sarawak Legislative Assembly rather than the State Legislative Assembly.

“Since we are a region and not a state, it is in line with MA63,” she told reporters after attending the program Jom Baca bersama 10 Minute & Dekad Membaca Kebangsaan 2024 held at Sarawak State Library here on Tuesday. Ta.

She was recently asked to comment on Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Amar Dr Sim Quy Hian’s Facebook post.

In the post, Dr Sim said the Sarawak Legislative Assembly is now known as the Sarawak Legislative Assembly.

He said it was time for all Sarawakians to support this small but significant change.

He noted that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recognized Sarawak’s regional status.

He said this reflects Sarawak’s status as a region of Malaysia after the Sarawak government enacted a law in February 2022 changing the title of “Chief Minister of Sarawak” to “Chief Minister of Sarawak”. I believed that. ”

“Let’s start by saying that for consistency, we (Sarawakians) do not refer to Sarawak as a ‘state’.

“Therefore, the correct term is Sarawak State Government, not Sarawak State Government,” he said.

On whether the Federal Constitution or Sarawak State Constitution needs to be amended to remove the word “state”, Hasidah said the issue needs to be considered.

“We create a portfolio from a legal perspective and assess what needs to be done.

“We are making amendments, updating the law, and continuing this process,” she said.

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