Abang Jo disagrees with Pandikar Amin over importance of MA63

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg speaking at the 20th Convocation of Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) and International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS).

KUCHING, Nov 30: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today he disagreed with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia’s views on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), reported Bernama yesterday.

“I beg to differ with Pandikar Amin on the MA63. I think based on what is actually happening, you just cannot describe MA63 as not that important.”

Abang Johari told reporters that MA63 is a very important document because it is the basis of the territorial rights of Sabah, Sarawak and the Peninsular Malaysia. He said this after attending the convocation of the Sarawak Skills Development Centre / International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (PPKS / i-CATS) here today.

On a related matter, the CM said he will be making an announcement on negotiations relating to Sarawak’s special rights and MA63 after a high-level task force discussion with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. — Bernama