Monday, March 4, 2013
Autonomy means referring to the Malaysian Agreement 1963
KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Progressive Party can't be talking about championing Sabah autonomy if it were given only ten seats or worse still eight seats as proposed by PKR leaders a couple of weeks ago, said its Deputy President, Hj Amde Sidik.
Amde was referring to Azmin Ali and Tian Chua who announced that the formula adopted was sixty divided by six, meaning Keadilan gets 10, DAP 10, PAS 10, PPS 10, APS 10 and SAPP 10.
The Star another Sabah opposition party was not even in the limelight.
The issue autonomy was not made out twenty hours ago; SAPP has made it known time and time again for the last four years Amde said. If we are to agree to the formula it's no better than what BN is practicing.
When asked by one of the members of Election Research Team, Professor Edward Aspinal a fellow from Department of Political and Social Change of Australian National University, if there is any particular model of autonomy that SAPP is referring to, Amde said, there several forms of autonomy Macau, Hong Kong, Acheh or even the MNLF, but in short answer, he said non-comparable.
"Our autonomy here is with reference to the Malaysian Agreement signed 1963, we don't ask for more, Sabah is contented at this juncture if what agreed is fulfilled.
"Among other items include are, issues on political control of the state not when dictated by big brother from Kula Lumpur most of the times, Sabahans should be able pick their own Chief Minister, but here it is UMNO which controls.
"So also talking about the State natural resources, Land and the like. On the issue of Borneonisation regards to Sabah representation in government sectors - any Sabahan yet sitting on PETRONAS Board?
"It's about reinstating our rights," Amde stressed.
"For the last fifty years it has been totally unfair to treat Sabah like other States look at the size, it is three times the size of the State of Perlis which is only equivalent to the size of Sipitang District.
Election Research Team comprised of academicians University Malaya, Australian National University and University of New York at Albany, which was held at the 6th floor Courtyard of 1Borneo yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 9:30:00 AM