Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) wants the federal government to stop using public servants or teachers to carry out any form of Islamisation in Sabah and Sarawak. It also urged Putrajaya to honour their promises and undertakings of religious freedom and Borneanisation of the public service as safeguarded in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report 1962 and the Federal Constitution.
Comment: What the peoples of Sarawak and Sabah want is full restoration of Malaysia Agreement 1963 via cancelling or voiding laws, rules and ACTS that were passed in parliament which were with the intention to restrict and nullify the full power of Malaysia Agreement 1963. Malaysia Agreement 1963 is the foundation of Formation Of Malaysia therefore any intention to restrict and nullify it has rocked the very foundation of Malaysia causing separation of Sarawak and Sabah from Malaysia
The Sarawak government should seriously contemplate sharing its wealth, particularly revenue generated from oil and gas, with the people of Sarawak, says former state assistant minister Datuk David Teng.
According to him, the Sarawak government is expected to collect RM3.5 billion from the new sales tax on petroleum products, which is in addition to the five per cent royalty it currently receives.
Still unclear about what’s in the agreement? We’ve broken it down for you.
1. Unlike Malaysian laws, MA63 cannot be changed in the Malaysian Parliament This is because the MA63 is an international treaty, and not a piece of law legislated by the parliament. The only way the terms within MA63 can be amended is for all the signatory parties to sit down together as peers and amend it. In practice this would mean Sabah, Sarawak, the federal government and the United Kingdom would have to sit together and reegotiate the terms in order to change it.