Inform Parliament that MA63 is invalid, PBK Voon tells Wan Junaidi

Voon Lee Shan

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KUCHING, Sept 10: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan is urging de facto Law Minister Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaffar to inform Parliament that Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is invalid and should be revoked.

He opined that as a lawyer, Wan Junaidi should be aware that fundamental breaches of the MA63 had caused the Treaty to collapse, become void or invalid beyond repair.

“He (Wan Junaidi) should also understand that the Treaty is null and void or invalid when it was signed because Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore had no legal capacities to enter the Treaty with the United Kingdom and Malaya to form Malaysia.

“There is nothing to reinstate any terms in the Treaty and the task of Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaffar is to inform Parliament that MA63 is indeed invalid and should be revoked,” he said in a statement today.

Voon also urged Wan Junaidi to move in Parliament to revoke Petroleum Development Act 1974, Continental Shelf Act 1966, Petroleum Mining Act 1966 and Territorial Sea Act 2012 so that rights that belonged to Sarawak and Sabah could be returned and preserved.

“These Acts passed by Parliament had affected Sarawak’s rights. These Acts had allowed the taking of Sarawak’s oil and gas resources by Petronas and must be viewed as illegal and unconstitutional.

“By these Acts as passed by the federal parliament, Sarawak had lost her wealth in billions of ringgit each year, leaving Sarawak as a ‘beggar’ and treated as a ‘step-son’ by the federal government,” he added.

At the same time, Voon called on Wan Junaidi to ensure that the proposed bill on the control and restriction of the development of non-muslim religions as announced by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Ahmad Marzuk Shaary recently, be blocked and not be tabled in Parliament.

“The Deputy Minister is encroaching into treacherous waters that can spark racial and religious riots among muslims and non-muslims in Malaysia and in Borneo.

“We need to understand that Borneo has a very large non-muslim population and many Borneo people are in Malaya too,” he pointed out.

Voon said controversies surrounding the making of MA63 and formation of Malaysia had been a torn in the relationship between Sarawak, Sabah with Malaya for the past 58 years and had never been settled.

He stressed that the solution to solve all problems surrounding MA63 is none other, but, for Sarawak and Sabah to seek exit from the federation of Malaysia in peaceful ways like what Singapore had done in 1965. — DayakDaily