PRESS STATEMENT BY PARTI SOLIDARITI TANAH AIRKU (STAR) PRESIDENT DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR JEFFREY G KITINGAN
New PM must prioritise MA63, Bornean rights beside the pandemic
KOTA KINABALU: The incoming Prime Minister and his cabinet must prioritise the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak constitutional rights, as well as the fulfillment of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said as a local party fighting for Sabah rights, STAR is hopeful that the new Prime Minister will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was openly sympathetic to Sabah and Sarawak’s struggle.
“Ideally, all the local parties in Sabah and Sarawak should work together as one. It is our opportunity to consolidate our political voice and free ourselves from financial and political dependence on the federal government,” he said.
Kitingan, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, is also dismayed by the ongoing political wrangling in Malaya.
“It is incredibly improper and irresponsible to play politics at a time when we should be doing everything we can to ease the people’s sufferings and boost the economy.
“Unfortunately, things are already in motion. I am hoping for the best possible outcome for Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.