‘Restoring Sarawak’s rights will revitalise people’s confidence’

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KUCHING, April 8: YPS is hopeful that the rights of Sarawakians are restored to their rightful position as it will revitalise the confidence of the people.

“With full support of the formation of the Special Council to review the implementation of the MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963), YPS has full confidence in the council’s abilities to realise the objective of restoring the spirit of MA63 and to ensure the financial obligations of the Federal Government stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) moves forward accordingly,” Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) said in a press statement today.

YPS pointed out that with the increase in discourse over MA63, both parties will come closer to reaching what is amicable.

According to YPS, with the prevailing spirit of genuineness, wisdom, and understanding, which exists among the present leadership of the three regions, namely Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, the review will be able to reach the desired level of agreements and bring the federation towards a fully developed status despite the challenges of the ‘new norms’.

Additionally, it said, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also gave an assurance that Sarawak’s rights would continue to be protected based on the Federal Constitution.

“This commitment was shown by the government through the establishment of the portfolio on Sabah and Sarawak Affairs as well as the Special Council on MA63.

“The Joint Consultative Review Committee is expected to establish a balanced, fair, and justified formula of the payment that would be in line with the country’s financial resources and status,” it added. — DayakDaily