Without the Malaysia Agreement 1963 being entered into by the United Kingdom and Malaya with Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia could not be formed in 1963. After many decades in Malaysia, many Sarawakians realised that the union with Malaya to form Malaysia did not give much help to alleviate the standard of living of most Sarawakians.
Despite rich in nature resources with oil and gas, Sarawak remains a very much undeveloped and poor region in Malaysia.
Sarawak lost her oil and gas by the passing of Petrpleum Development Act 1974( PDA74). Sarawak also lost her territories and waters and these had restricted fishing rights of Sarawak fishermen.
A group of eleven Sarawakians by Dorus Katan Juman had filed this suit against the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Sarawak governments, to seek several declarations including to declare MA63 as an invalid Treaty at the time the Treaty was made (void ab initio). They also pleaded that even MA63 could be valid when made before Malaysia was formed, for reasons mentioned in the Statement of Claim, they also wish to seek court to invalidate or declare MA63 invalid.
This is an important suit affecting all Sarawakians and Sabahans and plaintiffs will oppose attempts to strike out their suit and will pray to court to proceed on full trial.
I hope Sarawakians give support to set Sarawak free and independent from the federation of Malaysia by legal means because there is no prohibition under the federal constitution to exit. If Singapore could exit from Malaysia in 1965, there is no reason why Sabah and Sarawak could not exit too.
The suit filed by me in November 2021 under my law firm of Messrs. Voon & Co.Advocates.
Voon Lee Shan
Parti Bumi Kenyalang
16 March 2022