Don’t be misled by Pandikar, urges Bumburing
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Legislative Assembly has been urged not to be misled by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar’s inadequate inference on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) by disallowing the opposition’s motion to be debated at the coming State Assembly session.
Parti Cinta Sabah president Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing alleged that what Umno was doing through Pandikar, is nothing more than a futile effort to conceal the details of the Malaysian Agreement from the public because the people of Sabah and Sarawak are now very much well read and informed about the details of the agreement.
He claimed that it is not an empty rhetoric from the opposition parties, as opined by Pandikar, as the many stakeholders in Sabah and Sarawak have openly voiced their opinion and they are in unison in their quest to get the MA63 honored, respected and implemented.
“On the other hand, it is Tan Sri Pandikar’s rhetoric that is actually empty as he was talking to an almost empty hall which manifested the public’s disgust on his (Pandikar’s) effort to conceal the truth.
“He had tried to rationalize the dismal attendance by saying that he did not invite many people, however, the many empty chairs clearly showed that he had expected a large crowd to listen to him otherwise, why so many chairs were prepared in the hall in the first place?” asked the Tamparuli assemblyman.
Bumburing also claimed that Pandikar’s position on the status of the Malaysian Agreement 1963 is not only tantamount to belittling the wisdom of the state government whose leaders are in concurrence with the opposition’s stand of the MA63, but Pandikar is also belittling the members of the Sarawak’s State Assembly who recently unanimously passed a motion in the state assembly on the same issue.
“For the sake of Sabah and Malaysia, the best and opportune time to discuss the issue is to allow the motion to be tabled and debated in the coming Sabah State Assembly sitting and let the people be informed whether the State Legislative Assembly and the Sabah Government agree with Pandikar or otherwise. Most importantly, whether the State Government is serious about defending Sabah’s right as provided for in the MA63,” he stressed.