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August 3, 2010

September 16th,1963 is our Grave Mistake!!!

“I would like to repeat and emphasize again, that Malaysia is a Nation formed of equal partners, Sarawak did not join; but Sarawak formed Malaysia together with Malaya, Sabah and Singapore.Malaysians are all equal under the Law and Constitution, irrespective of race, color or creed. There should not be distinction or discrimination. The rights of each component state are inviolable and inscribed in the IGC and London Agreements.”


~~Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min~~

‘Tunku’s Malaysia Project a failure’, forum concludes

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysia Project envisaged by the former premier Tunku Abdul Rahman and Borneo leaders, Donald Stephens and Temenggong Jugah 47 years ago is a failure, according to a wide spectrum of the intelligentsia.

In a series of papers submitted at a one-day forum on the ‘Formation of Malaysia Revisited and The Way Forward’, presenters concluded that what had been conceived by the trio and what eventually transpired in the intervening years was similar to a pendulum swing.

All the five papers presented and deliberated at Saturday’s landmark forum to discuss the birth of the Federation of Malaysia and the effects on Sabah and Sarawak 40 years after noted how state rights had taken a backseat to political convenience.

Kanul Gindol, secretary-general of CigMa, said the forum managed to achieve an intellectual discussion of the pros and cons of the formation of Malaysia.

“It was lively (discussion) and managed to attract people from all walks of life including past and present public figures like Ayub Aman, an elder brother of Sabah Chief Minister, Amirkahar Tun Mustapha, PKR leaders like Christina Liew and Baru Bian, retired civil servants, academicians, lawyers, teachers, politicians, students and laymen,” he said.

Kitingan, the younger brother of Sabah deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan, in his paper highlighted facts and ‘secrets’, notably how the federal powers had subdued the state through many manoeuvres since 1963, and how Sabah leaders were duped into believing in whatever Peninsular Malaysian leaders pledged and promised them.

Using figures, he demonstrated how the Kadazandusuns, who were once the majority and dominant in North Borneo/Sabah were being disenfranchised.

He spoke about the emergence of a new group called Melayu in Sabah which today stands at more than 300,000 but was only 18,000 in 1970’s.

Split Sabah into five state

The Harvard graduate also cited how Malayan subsequent leaders managed to tilt the equation of power to the peninsula ever since the inception of the federation in 1963.

“In 1963, we had a 50-50 equation in Parliament representation vis-a-vis the 11-states in Malaya and the group of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.

“When Singapore left or was kicked-out of the federation in 1965, their 15 seats should have been distributed to Sabah and Sarawak but what happen was Malaya took seven seats and the remaining eight were distributed to the Borneo states.

“Then in 1972/73, 73 new Parliament constituencies were created, and all of them were in Malaya. From here on, Sabah and Sarawak lost its power to block any passing of laws in Parliament, so peninsular leaders can do whatever they want to the federation,” he said.

Kitingan, a PKR vice president, in his paper proposed that Sabah be split into five states and Sarawak into seven and that Parliament representation in the Borneo states should be balanced with that in the peninsular.

He noted that the Cobbold Commission Report had forewarned that: “If the idea of Malaysia was a ‘take over’ of Sabah and Sarawak and the submersion of the individualities of Sabah/Sarawak, Malaysia would not be acceptable or successful.” Read more here

Pengayau comment

Federation of Malaysia was form with Sabah&Sarawak TOGETHER with Malaya and Singapore 1n 16th September 1963.It means that we are an EQUAL PARTNER  and we are a SEPARATE ENTITY in the spirit of Federalism.This is why the 20/18 Point of Agreement was drafted to SAFEGUARD us(Sabah&Sarawak)But now,we have ended up with being one of the states in Malaysia.

The Original Article 1 of the Federal Constitution which came into force on Malaysia Day reads:

(1) The Federation shall be known,in Malay and English by the name Malaysia

(2) The States of the Federation shall be:

(a) The states of Malaya,namely Johore,Kedah,Kelantan,Malacca,Negeri Sembilan,Pahang,Penang

Perak,Perlis,Selangor and Terengganu and

(b) The Borneo states namely Sabah and Sarawak and

(c) The state of Singapore

From the start there was no real concept of “Malaysia”, but a very real Malayan hegemonic control and interference over the states of Sarawak and Sabah. Singapore rebelled and was rewarded by being kicked out of the federation, which turned out to be a much better thing for it. Sarawak and Sabah opted to remain under Malayan dominance and were rewarded by the crumbs of their own resources – the main bulk of which fuelled the modern development of Malaya and the greed and power of the Malayan elites.

Why?It is very simple,because the 20/18 Point of Agreement has been eroded either being ammended or axed from time to time for their Political Agenda and not to mention the Federal Constitution itself.In fact,this 20/18 Point of Agreement were such a “Sacred Promise” to us by the Malayan Government prior to the formation of Malaysia.From Colonism to Federalism,and from Federalism?we are now were under Imperialism of Malaya

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 1: Religion

While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo
Federal Constitution:
Article 11
Though Islam is the religion of the Federation, Article 11 provides that every person has the right to profess and practice his own religion. Every person has the right to propagate his religion, but state law and, in respect of the Federal Territory, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religion, doctrine or belief among persons professing the Muslim religion. There is, however, freedom to carry on missionary work among non-Muslims.

But yet,the Allah issue has prove that there are “some” parties who are above the Law and Constitutionand showing disrespect to the Agreement for the sake of their Political Agenda

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 3: Constitution

Whilst accepting that the present Constitution of the Federation of Malaya should form the basis of the Constitution of Malaysia, the Constitution of Malaysia should be a completely new document drafted and agreed in the light of a free association of states and should not be a series of amendments to a Constitution drafted and agreed by different states in totally different circumstances. A new Constitution for North Borneo (Sabah) was of course essential.
Is there any NEW Document being drafted prior formation of  Federation Of Malaysia as in the Agreement?

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 8: Borneanisation
Borneanisation of the public service should proceed as quickly as possible.

From what we see today,there is no such thing as Borneonisation but more to Malayanisation of Borneo

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 11: Tariffs and Finance
North Borneo should retain control of its own finance, development and tariff, and should have the right to work up its own taxation and to raise loans on its own credit.
In laymen terms,i believe we can called it an Autonomous Power to control over those matter which has been stipulated.But are we?

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 12: Special position of indigenous races
In principle, the indigenous races of North Borneo should enjoy special rights analogous to those enjoyed by Malays in Malaya

Are we?Perhaps maybe we are 3rd Class Bumiputra here in Sarawak and we have been marginalised for so long.It seems like there are 2 categories of Bumiputra which is:

1.Muslim Bumiputra

2.Non Muslim Bumiputra

It clearly stipulated in the 18/20 Point of Agreement that:

Point 17: Representation in Federal Parliament
This should take account not only of the population of North Borneo but also of its seize and potentialities and in any case should not be less than that of Singapore

With 31 Parliamentary seats in Sarawak and 25 in Sabah make up total of 56 out of 222 Parliamentary seats in total?

Is it a Grave MISTAKE for us to form the Federation Of Malaysia together with Sabah,Singapore and Malaya in 1963??

For further reading:Push for Sabah, S’wak’s independence: Next stop UN
http://freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/sabah-and-sarawak/4128-push-for-sabah-swak-independence-next-stop-un

Malaya Tipu Borneo
https://pengayau.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/malaya-tipu-borneo/

The Debate On The Malaysia Bill In The British Parliament on 19th July,1963
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1963/jul/19/malaysia-bill

How Sarawak was conned into the Formation Dr Ooi Keat Gin
https://pengayau.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/how-sarawak-was-conned-into-the-formation-of-malaysia/

Separate but equal by N Shashi Kala and Ooi Ying Nee
https://pengayau.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/separate-but-equal/

Things fall apart By Sim Kwang Yang
https://pengayau.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/things-fall-apart/

Malaysia is made up of 3 countries as equal partner by Dr John Brian Anthony
https://pengayau.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/malaysia-is-made-up-of-3-countries-as-equal-partner/

SHATTERED HOPES AND BROKEN DREAMS
http://thebrokenshield.blogspot.com/2010/03/shattered-hopes-and-broken-dreams.html

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