PBK wants DPM Fadillah to resign over 2–3 years to implement one-third Parliament seats for S’wak, Sabah

Voon Lee Shan (file photo)

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KUCHING, Feb 2: Party Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) is calling for Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof to resign for taking two to three years to implement one-third seat in parliament for Sarawak and Sabah.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said it is not acceptable and there should be reflection on the inefficiency in handling the matter.

“He may need to resign and tell the honorable Prime Minster Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim to get a replacement,” he said in a statement today.

On Feb 1, when met by reporters after guesting on a national television show, Fadillah said that returning one-third seat composition in the Dewan Rakyat to Sarawak and Sabah is still in the discussion stage and will takes two or three years to complete because it needs to go through three main committees—the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Steering Committee, MA63 Technical Committee and MA63 Implementation Action Committee.

Voon pointed out that the Prime Minister had given a free hand to Fadillah to implement all conditions and terms inbMA63 within one month of the instructions given.

Now, he said, this deadline had lapsed, but, if MA63 was illegally or not constituted in accordance with international law, it is Fadillah’s obligation to report back to the prime minister and say there is nothing that could be implemented in MA63 and Malaysia has to be dissolved or disintegrated.

“If MA63 is valid and binding and terms and conditions therein are implementable, what Fadillah has to do is just to implement it.

“One of the terms in MA63 is to implement the one-third seats each for Sarawak and Sabah in the federal Parliament,” he added.

In the same statement, Voon said there is nothing in MA63 to say that resolving and/or implementing any terms and conditions in MA63 has to go through the three committees.

He also asserted that actions and decisions of these committees, if any, could be unlawful or are against the spirit and intent of MA63. — DayakDaily