There will be no more talk of Sabah and Sarawak’s secession from Malaysia. It is not going to happen, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today.
“If it is something we did, which clearly violated the agreement and took away the rights of the people of Sarawak and Sabah, then we will make amends.
“Any amendment to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 must not go against the Federal Constitution,” he told The Sun Daily today.
Najib also told non-Muslims not to concern themselves with Hadi’s Bill, which seeks to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 to enhance the powers of the shariah courts.
“Non-Muslims must understand that this is not hudud. This is to empower the shariah courts and has nothing to do with non-Muslims.”
On Umno’s relationship with PAS, which had recently been the subject of much speculation due to perceived government support for the Islamist party’s struggles, Najib said Umno agreed on certain issues with PAS, which was today committed to championing the cause of the ummah.
During a recent TV3 interview, Najib said naysayers had predicted that Barisan Nasional (BN) would fare badly in the Sarawak election because of the goods and services tax but they had been proven wrong.
He said this was also clear in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections, which saw BN candidates retaining their seats.
On the 14th general election, he said Umno must avoid bickering and infighting to present a united front to the voters.
“We must also be mindful of what we say, even if we are just division leaders, because the public will take what is said to be a reflection of the whole party.”
Source : FMT Reporters Online