By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, Dec 23: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) wished for the Prime Minister to call for open discussions for an independent Sarawak by convening a meeting with the Sarawak Government and all Sarawak-based political parties and NGOs.
“It is my representation to the Prime Minister that even if Malaysia had been legally constituted, Sarawak would still have a right to freely exit from its voluntary union,” PBK president Voon Lee Shan said during a press conference today.
Voon said that he had been collecting reliable and accurate information for one year to prepare a 17-page letter seeking Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to convene an open discussion among the Sarawak Government, parties and other NGOs. The letter was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office on December 20, 2019.
According to Voon, he said that Singapore freely and peacefully withdrew from Malaysia in 1965, was a political and legal precedent.
“Legal experts have advised me that, the Federation of Malaysia was set up as a de facto federation without legal basis or consent of the people,” Voon pointed out.
Voon said that Malaysia was not being formed following customary international laws and the formation was in breach of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514.
“Many legal experts also opined that the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), which was the basis for the formation of Malaysia was void, ineffective and unenforceable from its inception,” Voon added.
He stressed that Singapore, Sarawak, and Sabah were still colonies of Great Britain and the countries had no legal capacity to make the agreement when MA63 was signed. —DayakDaily