Sarawakians should exude more confidence that they can administer the state themselves, says Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem.

Speaking at the state-level 57th National Day celebration here yesterday, the chief minister said: “Let’s move with more confidence in ourselves in facing the challenges of the future. Yes, we as Sarawakians, can do whatever we are tasked to do.”

He also advised the rakyat to focus on the future as united people, without looking backwards.

Ketua Pemuda PAS Pusat Suhaizan Kaiat menyelar Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang mahu mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap Unit Amal PAS.

Menurut Suhaizan, Unit Amal PAS hanya sebuah badan kebajikan dan bukan badan keselamatan seperti badan-badan yang lain.

" Tak boleh nak ambik tindakan, sebab Unit Amal bukan bukan badan keselamatan.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has challenged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to a debate over the arrests of Penang Voluntary Patrol (PPS) unit members.

“How does he justify his statement (by labelling them as gangsters)? Was it based on a few anti-PPS newspaper reports?

“I challenge him to a debate on this issue,” Lim told reporters when met outside George Town police district headquarters, Monday.

Kerajaan Pulau Pinang sama sekali tidak akan tunduk kepada tekanan Ketua Polis Negara (KPN) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, yang seperti bertegas ingin memerangi Pasukan Peronda Sukarela (PPS).

“Kerajaan Negeri tidak akan tunduk sama sekali dengan ugutan KPN.

“Kita berani bukan kerana kita kuat. (Malah) kita lemah. Saya tahu beliau berani kerana ada kekuatan – 120,000 anggota polis. Untuk itu, saya ucap syabas kepada beliau.

Malaysians need to strive for three goals to enable the country to face the challenges ahead, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

In his 57th Merdeka anniversary address, the Prime Minister called on Malaysians to embrace solidarity and to be imbued with confidence that they can achieve the country’s aims, as well as unite to work for a prosperous and peaceful Malaysia as a legacy for future generations.

Recapping events which included the intrusion in Lahad Datu, the disappearance of MH370 and the crash of MH17, Najib described the past two years as a very challenging period for the country.