KUCHING, June 29: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan opined that a prime minister candidate from Sarawak and Sabah is nothing but a puppet of Malaya.
According to Voon, a prime minister from East Malaysia will not be able to “carry the heavy aircraft carrier in the stormy seas”, and with 56 seats from both Sarawak and Sabah, it will still not be able to control Malaya’s dominance, suppression and oppression.
He said the legality of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) has yet to be settled on, and the flaws surrounding MA63 should be exploited to the maximum before Sarawak and Sabah should agree to have anything to do with Malaya.
“The suggestion of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to have Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, to be the prime minister is childish and those who agree with him from Sarawak and Sabah are not only selling their own conscience but are clowns.
“Terms and conditions must be set first before we jump into the pit. We had in the past made many mistakes and yet we want another mistake by getting some people in Malaya to stay in power without realising we are pawns in the political game for their benefit,” he said in a press statement today.
Voon pointed among the terms that need to be agreed with are such as all the money taken from the state’s oil and gas must be paid and returned within a specified time, and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) should not operate in the state’s territory, and all of the oil and gas operation in the state shall be taken by local companies set up by Sarawak and Sabah.
This, he said, include taking back the state’s oil and gas reserves comprising all the marine wealth, territorial waters and the boundaries that were lost to Malaya, distribution of two-thirds of all 222 parliamentary seats to Sarawak and Sabah, including the freedom of religion to be practiced in Sarawak and Sabah with no official religion.
“Apart from that, the terms should also include all the undeveloped lands taken by the federal government should be returned, the governors or head of the state (TYT) from Sarawak and Sabah shall be given opportunity to become the King in Malaysia, and allowing both states to have their own armies for defence, together with an independent education systems,” he added. –DayakDaily.