KUCHING, Sept 18: Peninsular Malaysia leaders who are ignorant of the contents of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report must not question Sarawak and Sabah’s demands for their rights to be restored, says political pundit Dato Peter Minos.
“Sarawak and Sabah have legal rights to make requests and demands that are clearly and specifically spelled out in MA63,” he said in a statement today.
Minos was responding to statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Rafizi Ramli who said Sarawak and Sabah leaders tend to point fingers at Peninsular Malaysia for problems in the Borneo States.
To this, Minos questioned whether some leaders in Peninsular Malaysia bear bad motives towards East Malaysia regions or they truly did not understand the MA63 and IGC Report.
Without MA63 which was signed the then Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah and endorsed by the United Nations (UN), he added, there would be no Malaysia today.
“That is why Sarawak and Sabah have been demanding that their many rights and powers long usurped by Malaya be restored and returned to them,” said Minos. — DayakDaily