‘PH Sarawak to focus on restoring state’s rights under MA63’

MIRI: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak will focus on restoring the state’s rightful position built on the basis of immutable rights enshrined within Malaysia Agreement of 1963 (MA63) and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

PH Sarawak secretary and state Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary Alan Ling said: “The fact remains that it was the former Barisan Nasional government which amended the constitution making Sabah and Sarawak the 12th and 13th states.”

Speaking for PH Sarawak, Ling said: “Our task is to restore Sarawak its original status as well as to commit to the devolution of powers in term of trade and commerce, taxation, education, sport, civil service, health, social security, infrastructure development, oil and gas and tourism among others.

“Within 100 days, a special cabinet committee consisting of representatives from Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak will be set up to enforce the rights under MA63 and to report the findings and its recommendation for effective implementation to the cabinet within six months,” he added.

Meanwhile, moving forward the coalition shall be using its common logo ‘HARAPAN’ for united political identification especially in the event of elections.

The soonest PH will be using the common logo to contest will be the next state election due in 2021 which can be called earlier.

“I believe PH will further strengthen the organisational structures and coordination to have a more organised framework and efficient platform to formulate communication and better working relations amongst its component parties,” Ling said.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/05/20/ph-sarawak-to-focus-on-restoring-states-rights-under-ma63/