Don’t be mis­led by Pandikar, urges Bum­bur­ing

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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.

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