KENINGAU – Parti Bersatu Sabah is ready to be co-sponsor, should a motion be tabled in Parliament to restore the lost provisions in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
However, this is very much dependent on whether Sarawak, which has been pushing very hard for Sarawak rights of late, in particular restoration of certain sections of the constitution, would make the first move.
PBS deputy president, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, in disclosing this said, the move is to ensure that the territorial integrity of the Malaysian nation is preserved.
Stressing that defence of state rights, as contained in the MA63, is basic to PBS’ struggle, he said it is also part of the party’s constitution.
“PBS has never wavered from that struggle. We have been consistent (in our struggle) since the party’s inception 31 years ago,” said Ongkili, who is also the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.
Speaking to participants attending a PBS Leadership Seminar, here, Saturday, he noted that other parties are just joining the bandwagon, preaching on their struggles to restore Sabah and Sabahans’ rights.
“We will network with Sarawak (leaders), especially on what are the actions required legally to restore lost safeguards,” he said.
PBS is currently going statewide on its leadership seminars, with Ongkili himself a Speaker. His presentation focuses on ‘Understanding MA63’.