Sarawak ruling parties alliance GPS proposed the restoration of Sarawak state status to negara (but Malaysia Prime Minister interpreted as wilayah) status and the amendment of the Malaysian Federal Constitution 1(2) and 160(2); there is no mention of returning of ownership of natural gas, oil and minerals, territories, territorial waters, including continental shelf to Sarawak.
Prime Minister Muyuddin verbally said that Sabah and Sarawak will become wilayah, which made those in power in Sarawak behaved as if receiving a free treasure. They should know better that the prime minister is neither the parliament nor representing the parliament. He has only executive power and no power to change the constitution.
Recently newspaper reported that the federal government returned the two islands to Sabah and returned the natural gas distribution rights to Sarawak (as the sales agent of Petronas in Sarawak). Blinded by these petty gains, isn't this just like seeing the trees but not the forest? Obviously it is our own land, territorial waters, natural gas, petroleum and minerals that we should cherish and fight for it, and shouldn’t be satisfied with the petty benefits granted by the federal government.
In 1969, the Federal Government of Malaya declared State of Emergency due to ethnic riots in some parts of Malaya, and implemented the Continental Shelf Act of 1966 and the Petroleum Mining Act of 1966 on November 8, 1969, depriving Sabah and Sarawak all rights under the Malaysian Constitution, the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, the Sabah and Sarawak Constitution and Land code.
The laws that they used to take away Borneo States wealth includes but not limited to: Emergency Essential Power Ordinance No. 7 1969, Continental Shelf Act 1966 and Petroleum Mining Act 1966.
Emergency Essential Power Ordinance No. 7 1969, enacted on 2nd August 1969 coming into forced on 10 August 1969. It reduced Sabah and Sarawak territorial waters to 3 nautical miles (about 12 miles). Whatever beyond 3 nautical miles belong to federal government where oil and gas located.
Prior to 1969, without the consent of the Sabah and Sarawak governments, the Continental Shelf 1966 and 1966 Petroleum Mining Acts could not be implemented in Sabah and Sarawak. However, the state of emergency allowed them to gazette these two laws and make them applicable to Sabah and Sarawak. Therefore, the Federal Government of Malaya forcibly took over our land, seas and territorial waters, oil and gas in 1969.
The Petroleum Development Act (PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT ACT 1974), passed in 1974, created PETRONAS, which is wholly owned by the federal government, and took ownership of the territorial waters (the continental shelf of Sabah and Sarawak that the federal government took over and transferred to PETRONAS).
The second-generation leaders of Kuala Lumpur were not content to be only Malaysian leaders. They hope to become international Malaysian leaders. The abolition of the draconian laws of Malaysia is one of the prerequisites for becoming an international leader. The draconian laws of Malaysia were the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the State of Emergency that had lasted for 42 years.
According to Article 1507 of the Federal Constitution, all emergency laws (such as the Emergency Essential Power Ordinance No. 7 1969, the Continental Shelf Act of 1966 and the Petroleum Mining Act of 1966) will become invalid within 6 months after the state of emergency is revoked. The state of emergency was cancelled on November 24, 2011. This also means that Sabah and Sarawak have all rights and protection under the Malaysia Constitution, the Malaysia Agreement 1963, and the Sabah and Sarawak Constitution and Land Code have returned to Sabah and Sarawak on May 25, 2012.
The Emergency Essential Powers Ordinance No. 7 of 1969, the Continental Shelf Act of 1966 and the Petroleum Mining Act of 1966 can no longer apply to Sabah and Sarawak. The continental shelf is back to Sabah and Sarawak. Hence, the federal government does not have the ownership of the continental shelf, so it can no longer transfer the ownership of the continental shelf to Petronas. The Petroleum Development Act of 1974 (PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT ACT 1974) also became null and void. Since PETRONAS does not hold the asset, why it continues to extract oil in our territorial waters? Why do the Sarawak government and those in power, not knowing that now PETRONAS has no mining rights, are still begging for petty favors from PETRONAS?
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