Aspirasi supports new Malaysia Agreement idea, says MA63 is ‘unsalvageable broken mirror’

Lina Soo (file photo)

KUCHING, July 7: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) supports Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman’s proposal for a “new” Malaysia Agreement in view that the relationship under the original Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is beyond repair, just like “a broken mirror”.

Describing Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s proposal as “brilliant” and “genius”, Aspirasi president Lina Soo said a new deal, which will in effect supersede both the Malaya Agreement 1948 and MA63, is appropriate after 60 years in order to move on and forge ahead to build a new nation.

“This is because the MA63 is like a broken mirror, and no matter how the broken pieces are glued together, the mirror cannot be patched up and will not serve its purpose to give a reflection.

“Whenever glass breaks, it signifies the end, and in the same way a broken-down relationship can never be salvaged and healed perfectly,” she said metaphorically.

In this way, Soo disagrees with Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah to call the proposal for a new Malaysia agreement “a crazy idea”, or with Sabah and Sarawak Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili to call it “shortsighted”.

Instead, she believes the call for a new agreement is in fact farsighted and thinking out of the box.

“It is not unpatriotic to seek a new political arrangement, on the contrary it is pragmatic and utilitarian to desire a solution to the economic chaos, political instability, broken promises and loss of hope facing Malaysia today. These are the warning signals of a failed nation,” she added in a statement today. — DayakDaily