MA63 Special Council to meet next week

Work Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusuf. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Special Council will meet next week to discuss the proposed amendment to Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chief whip Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof said the interpretation of ‘federation’ reflected that the constitution based on MA63 referred to Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners in the formation of Malaysia.

“Finally we can get back our rights that was demanded by the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem and continued on by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he added.

Fadillah, who is also Senior Minister (Works), said that the special committee meeting would be chaired by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin.

He said this during a press conference after officiating at a Program Malaysia Prihatin at Santubong Hall, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) today (April 10).

“The three working committees – Allies Working Committee, Sabah and Sarawak Security Affairs Working Committee and Socio-Economic Working Committee will be presenting reports in the meeting,” said Fadillah.

On April 1, Muhyiddin announced the establishment of the works committees to recommend findings to the MA63 Special Council.

The committees are tasked to seek solutions on specific issues on legislation, security and socio-economy in line with the rights of Sabah and Sarawak.

Muhyiddin had assured that Sarawak’s demand would be considered fairly in line with the Federal Constitution and in the spirit of MA63.