Pro-independence activists lose suit to remove Sarawak from Malaysia

Desmond Davidson

Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan disagrees with the Kuching High Court’s judgment that the 11 pro-independence Sarawak activists seeking removal of the state from the Federation of Malaysia had no local standi. – Facebook pic, May 25, 2023.

THE Kuching High Court has struck out the suit filed by 11 pro-independence Sarawak activists to remove Sarawak from the Federation of Malaysia. 

Judicial Commissioner Alexander Siew, in throwing out the suit with costs, ruled that the 11 had no local standi and that the court had no power to alter the Federal Constitution. 

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