Datuk Seri Musa Aman should take a leaf from his Sarawak counterpart and table a motion to claim back Sabah’s position as an equal partner in the Malaysian federation, Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) said today.
Warisan vice-president Junz Wong applauded Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem for initiating the move to reclaim full autonomy from Putrajaya and told Musa that it is “never too late to learn”.
“Will Musa show his leadership and political will in reclaiming Sabah rights ? All eyes on Sabah government now,” the Likas assemblyman said in a statement.
Adenan was reported yesterday confirming that his administration will table a motion at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting next month, to specifically focus on the need for the federal government to observe Sarawak rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the Inter-Government Committee Report (IGC) 1963 and the Cobbold Commission Report 1962.
Wong said a firm stand was needed to pursue Sabah’s bid to reinstate Article 1(2) into the Federal Constitution.
“I’m sure Sarawak will unanimously make a solid stand on the motion to be tabled. What about our Sabahan lawmakers?” he said.
The former Sabah DAP leader called on elected representatives to put aside their political ideology, interests and differences aside to achieve their common dream of equality in the federation.
Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya formed the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. Singapore was expelled from the federation in 1965.
Source : The Malay Mail Online