BN manifesto reflects Ketuanan Malaya looking down on Sabah and Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, April 13, 2018: Barisan Nasional, especially those in Malaya, have revealed their true thoughts on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) by including the phrase “by consensus” in the coalition’s pledge of fulfilling the agreement as outlined in their election manifesto.

Sabah Progressive Party secretary general Datuk Richard Yong said the consensus reached among various parties in the drawing up of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is all that is needed for the nation’s founding document to be implemented in its entirety.

“By including the phrase by consensus, BN leaders from the peninsula were actually giving themselves to kill any move to return any rights to
Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.

“The phrase by consensus in their election manifesto pledge is nothing more than a Freudian slip,” Yong added.

“It exposes their true thoughts about wanting Sabah and Sarawak not to have what rightfully belongs to both states,” he said.

(A Freudian slip is defined as an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person’s unconscious motives, wishes or attitudes.)

He said BN manifesto was thus nothing but a sham for Malaysians and it reflected the insincerity of the coalition’s leaders.

“To me, this is just another example of Ketuanan Malaya where peninsula leaders want to keep looking down on Sabah and Sarawak.

“For them Sabah and Sarawak is nothing more than their vote bank, their fixed deposit ,” Yong said.

He said hoped Sabahans would see through BN’s real intentions and reject their coalition.

Yong was referring to Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup statement on Tuesday when he said that the phrase “by consensus” referred to discussions required before any state rights such as electricity supply were reverted to the state.

Yong said matters such as electricity supply was only a question of implementation and a consensus between Federal and state authorities was unnecessary.