Sabah and Sarawak are a gift from Britain to the Federation of Malaya which took a new name, the Federation of Malaysia. The new name according to legal experts of the United Nations as recorded in the Juridical Yearbook 1963 was that, there was no change of identity and status of Federation of Malaya as member of the United Nations by taking a new name. The taking or acquisition of these territories from Britain was only an enlargement of the Federation of Malaya.
Bringing both UK Government and Federal Government to court could be one of the effective measures Sarawak people could take to address the long overdue recognition of the autonomy of Sarawak and Sabah under Malaysia Agreement 1963. Such action will help to clear all doubts on the rights and self government of both Sarawak and Sabah and oownership of Oil And Gas and other resources,as well as Education and immigration independence.
Article by Voon Lee Shan - former State Assemblyman for Batu Lintang
Issues concerning the restoration of rights and restoration of partner status of Sabah and Sarawak involves complex politics, constitutional and international laws. Our leaders of North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak during negotiations for the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, lost to the shrewdness of Tunku Abdul Rahman which caused nothing to be mentioned in the Federal Constitution to say that Sabah and Sarawak are equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia.