Hornbill Unleashed

June 16, 2017

Pursue what is rightfully ours promptly — See Chee How

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:03 AM

Image result for see chee howWhat Sarawak needs is the political will and prompt actions to pursue what are rightfully ours, not send an assistant minister on an overseas trip to do research on the various laws, including the Territorial Sea Act, 2012 (TSA 2012), said Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How.

See, who is state PKR vice-chairman, said with the political development in the country and the strategic activities the state administration planned for Sarawak, it cannot afford to lose time.

“I do not think that such a research trip overseas is necessary. It will be an expensive trip we can ill afford. We need prompt and firm actions to be taken immediately,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

See was commenting on the planned overseas research trip by Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring, Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali to study the various laws, including the Territorial Sea Act 2012 passed in Parliament,

found to infringe on Sarawak’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

See pointed out there is no shortage of legal minds in Sarawak and this country to assist Hasidah.

“In Sarawak, Datuk JC Fong, the legal advisor of our state administration and author of the book ‘Constitutional Federalism’ is a leading counsel on constitutional laws and state-federal relations.

“In the country are numerous constitutional law experts in universities, practising lawyers and retired judges able and willing to offer their learned legal opinions. If foreign expert legal opinions are needed, we can write and engage their services.”

However, the state is dealing with the Malaysian Federal Constitution and it is in Malaysia that the laws and questions will be litigated and determined.

“Reading materials relating to the birth of Malaysia are now available online for download, including documents kept in the former Public Record Office in London which are now opened, researched, documented and published.”

See believed Hasidah was misguided or ill-advised to say she needs to study the various laws, including the TSA 2012 and how they infringed Sarawak’s rights, to enable her to submit them to the federal government.

“Haven’t we conducted our research and studies into those federal infringes and violations of the Malaysia Agreement 1964 (MA63) and constitutional provisions before the Sarawak State Assembly passed the ministerial motion on Dec 8, 2015 and a representation on the TSA 2012 made to the federal government soon after?”

Stressing no time to waste, See said the state administration has put forward projects to accelerate development of Sarawak including a state-owned corporation or body to venture into upstream and downstream petroleum development activities.

“To prolong the determination of our territorial sovereign rights may result in Sarawak losing more potential oil and gas fields off-shore.”

Source : The Borneo Post Online



1 Comment »

  1. To do so, you will someone with the same caliber as the late Adenan.

    Comment by tigeryk — June 16, 2017 @ 5:34 PM | Reply

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