Autonomy: Malayan parties should leave Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, 25 September, 2018: Datuk Dr Zahid Hamidi, UMNO President seems to have not understood the pulse and grievances of many Sabahans.

Gabungan Sabah Chairman Datuk Mohd Noor Mansoor said this after chairing the monthly Gabungan Sabah Full Central Council meeting here today in Kota Kinabalu.

Datuk Mohd Noor was commenting on the statement made by Datuk Dr. Zahid Hamidi yesterday about giving more autonomy to UMNO Sabah.

Datuk Mohd Noor said that the main point is not to have Malaya parties participating in the new coalition of Sabah political parties.

“Gabungan Sabah (GS) and Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS) share the same struggle, which is to uphold and restore the Malaysian Agreement 1963”.

The last General Elections was ample proof of the strong sentiments on Sabah Rights. Both BN and PH made promises on Sabah autonomy and to restore these Rights including increasing the oil Royalty to 20% and return of 40% Federal revenue collected in Sabah. All these promises remain unfulfilled.

Recently, the Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir acknowledged the equal status of Sabah, Sarawak and Malaya. Equal status and autonomy means Malaya based parties should not meddle in the affairs of local Sabah/Sarawak based parties. In short, equal status means that no parties in Malaya should set up in Sabah or Sarawak.

To demonstrate their sincerity, the Malayan parties should leave Sabah, said Datuk Mohd Noor.