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KOTA KINABALU: Dr Jeffrey Kitingan is saying that a thorough analysis of secret British documents, de-classified after more than 30 years, would ultimately reveal a hidden agenda against the Borneo Territories and an international conspiracy to dupe Sabah and Sarawak in the formation of Malaysia.

The Bingkor State lawmaker suggested that the hidden agenda was to handover the Borneo Territories to become States in the Federation of Malaya.

“This was cunningly done in Article 1 of MA63 while the Proclamation of Malaysia unequivocally stated that Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore were to be federated with the Federation of Malaya,” he said in a statement Friday.

“While Britain and Malaya openly agreed and promised that the Federation would create a new nation embracing the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo then) and Sarawak, ultimately Sabah and Sarawak would be mere States.”

Dr Jeffrey who is also president of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR), said the conspiracy also included the United States of America while the United Nations were implicated, as the UN party did not actually report facts.

“When the UN team were in Sarawak, they were met with numerous demonstrations, protests and objections including “Sarawak Want Independence Not Malaysia” but, unsurprisingly, to produce the “right results”, the contrary was concluded by the UN team saying that the Sarawakians agreed to Malaysia,” Dr Jeffrey charged.


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“This is shown in the telegram dated 9th August 1963 from the Office of the British Secretary of State for the Colonies which showed that the Americans were assured that the UN assessment team sent to the Borneo Territories were hand-picked to produce the “right” results from the point of view of the British.”

Dr Jeffrey said he was forced to issue the statement in response to requests for his comments following the disclosure by the Sarawak Chief Minister (Abang Johari Openg) that his legal team had uncovered “never seen before” documents in London.

The same statement suggested that the Sarawak legal team would need months to unravel all the secret British documents that they have uncovered during their working visit to London to study and look into the historical documents that led to the formation of Malaysia and the rights of Sarawak in Malaysia.

“Some of these documents which the Sarawak team had not seen before are probably the secret documents kept by the British documents from the 1960s and de-classified after more than 30 years,” Dr Jeffrey also said.

“The documents they were referring to included secret documents, minutes of meetings, position papers, opinions, objectives, correspondences, telegrams and files relating to the formation of Malaysia.

“They were kept out of reach of ordinary Malaysians until they were de-classified and now accessible at the Archives in London and Oxford. However, they are nothing new to the Sabah rights activists who had “discovered” them after their de-classification.”


The Malaysian proclamation being read out by the late Tun Fuad Stephens at ‘Merdeka Padang’ Kota Kinabalu on 16 September 1963. Also present was the late Tun Mustapha Harun, Sabah’s first Head of State. – Internet photo
According to the opposition politician, many of the activists especially those under the United Borneo Front (UBF) had initiated their dissemination through their Borneo Tea Parties (BTPs) to highlight Sabah and Sarawak Rights in Malaysia since 2010.

“Even I have seen them when I was in London several years ago while further research into Sabah rights and the formation of Malaysia,” added Dr. Jeffrey.

The documents, he said, covered more than 5,000 documents and more than 20 files, meticulously kept by the British government, and well-kept, properly documented and preserved by the British Archives in Kew Gardens, London.

It would take the Sarawak team months to go through and study the documents as a 1-week visit in London would have been insufficient to pore through the documents other than to gather and get copies of the documents.

As rightly pointed out by the then President of Indonesia (Sukarno), in the formation of Malaysia, colonial status of Sabah and Sarawak would not change and the only change would be the transfer of the colonial office from London to Kuala Lumpur.


An undated photo. The Malaysia Agreement was signed by (from second left) Dato Abang Haji Openg, Tun Jugah, Dato Bandar Abang Mustapa, and P.E.H. Pike (not pictured) in London on July 12, 1963. – Photo credit Borneo Post
According to the STAR chief’s statement, the Federation of Malaya took advantage of the naivety of the Borneo leaders while eyeing the rich resources of Sabah and Sarawak.

“It resulted in the unconstitutional taking over of their oil and gas resources to fund the development of Malaya and treated as colonies of Malaya,” he charged.

“The rape and pillage of Sabah and Sarawak were complete with the 1975/76 vesting of their oil and gas and the downgrading to be the 12th and 13th States of Malaya with effect from 27 August 1976.

“After 54 long years, Sabahans and Sarawakians have now awoken to demand for their rights and rightful place as equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia and undo the takeover of Sabah and Sarawak as the 12th and 13th States of Malaya.

“The ball is now at the feet of the Federal government and the Malayan leaders.”

Dr Jeffrey also pointed out that Lord Cobbold, (Chairman of the Cobbold Commission) warned that “If any idea was to take root that Malaysia would involve a ‘take over’ of the Borneo territories by the Federation of Malaya and the submersion of the individualities of North Borneo and Sarawak, Malaysia would not, in my judgment, be generally acceptable or successful.”

“The warning was added the warning from Sir William Goode, the last British Governor of North Borneo who warned “Tunku must avoid taking over the Borneo territories as colonies. Any impression of being transferred as colonies will provoke a “merdeka” (independence) movement against Kuala Lumpur, potentially irresistible.”

Source: Borneo Today

JESSELTON, Sabah, Ithnin. - Ra'ayat di-sini telah terkejut menerima berita per-asingan Singapura daripada Malaysia yang di-dengar di-sini melalui Radio hari ini.

Satu siaran rasmi yang di-keluarkan oleh Pejabat Penerangan ber-kata tidak sa-orang pun dari Menteri Sabah yang di-hubungi hari ini sanggup membuat ulasan me-ngenai perasingan Singa-pura daripada Malaysia.

Bagaimanapun, kenyata-an itu menambah bahawa Tuan Thomas Jayasuria, Menteri Perolehan2 Alam, bertindak sa-bagai juru-chakap untok Menteri2 lain berkata Kerajaan Sabah telah-diberitahu terlebeh daulu mengenai perkara itu.

Dia menambah bahawa akan perlu kelak untok me-nerangkan kapada ra'ayat tentang hal itu tetapi ini hanya dapat di-lakukan sa-telah Ketua Menteri Sabah, Tuan Peter Lo, yang sekarang berada di-Kuala Lumpur, pulang ka-mari.

Ma'alumat2

Walau bagaimanapun, ma'alumat2 yang di-terima sekarang tidak memadai untok menjadi asas ketera-ngan2 lanjut.

Tuan Jayasuria me-nyeru ra'ayat supaya ja'ngan bimbang. "Mereka hendak-lah tenang. Perasi-ngan Singapura daripada Malaysia di-chapai dengan persetujuan dan kedua2 Kerajaan itu tentu-lah telah meninjau perkara itu dengan sa-penoh-nya dan menchapai kesimpulan ba-hawa dalam keadaan sekarang. perasingan ada-lah untok kepentingan kedua2 negara itu".

Beliau menegaskan per-setujuan itu juga mene-kankan perhubongan erat antara kedua negara itu mengenai pertahanan dan perdagangan.

Ada-lah di-fahamkan di-sini bahawa Tuan Peter Lo dan Dato Donald Stephens yang sekarang berada di-Kuala Lumpur akan pulang ka-Jesselton pada hari Rabu untuk menerangkan perkara itu kapada ra'ayat Sabah.




JESSELTON, Ithnin. PERTUBOHAN Pasokmomogun Kadazan Kebangsaan Bersatu atau UPKO di-ketuai oleh Menteri Untok Hal Ehwal Sabah merangkap Pertahanan Awam, Dato Donald Stephens hari ini menuntut supaya di-tinjau kembali sharat2 yang di-buat berhubong dengan penggabongan Sabah di-dalam Malaysia menimbangkan pengasingan Singapura daripada Malaysia.

Sa-buah kenyataan dikeluarkan oleh Parti itu berikutan dengan persidangan Majlis Nasional malam tadi berkata bahawa sa-buah jawatankuasa tetap terdiri dari enam orang telah di-lantek untok "meninjau sa-penohnya hal itu bersama2 dengan teman2 UPKO dalam Perikatan Sabah".

Majlis Kebangsaan UPKO juga menyatakan "kebimbangan yang berat" terhadap perhubongan masa hadapan Kerajaan Pusat dengan Sabah kerana "Sabah tidak di-ajak berunding sabelum di-buat sa-chara mu'tamad keputusan untok mengasingkan Singapura daripada Malaysia" dan kerana UPKO yakin nasib Sarawak terikat erat dengan nasib negeri2 Malaysia yang lain seperti Singapura.

Kenyataan itu menambah bahawa "rasa kesal yang dalam telah di-nyatakan terhadap chara Sabah di-layani dan kata sa-pakat terchapai bahawa sa-bagai salah satu negeri anggota yang bersama2 membentuk Malaysia, Sabah berhak di-ajak berunding sabelum keputusan yang bagitu besar kesan-nya telah di-buat."

Meshuarat Majlis Kebangsaan itu juga menimbangkan kesan2 yang berhubong dengan pengasingan Singapura.

Dato Donald Stephens yang memimpin meshuarat itu telah memberikan keterangan penoh terhadap apa yang telah berlaku di Kuala Lumpur mengenai keputusan itu.

Dato Donald Stephens menawarkan diri sanggup berhenti dari pada pimpinan UPKO tetapi Majlis itu merasa dia "tida sadikit pun patut di-salahkan kerana apa yang telah berlaku" demikian juga Kerajaan Negeri.

Majlis itu memutuskan bahawa soal perchantuman semua parti dalam Perikatan Sabah harus di-anggap sa-bagai satu soal yang amat penting dan akan membawa hal itu dalam meshuarat Majlis Kebangsaan Perikatan esok.

Ada-lah di-fahamkan Pertubohan Kebangsaan dan Sabah Bersatu (USNO) dan Persekutuan China Sabah akan mengadakan meshuarat masing2 dan akan memberitahukan sikap mereka kepada parti2 lain.






PAPAR, July 22 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reminded Umno members and the people of Sabah not to be influenced by an attempt by outsiders to “Brexit” Sabah from Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN).

Ahmad Zahid said the action of these outsiders, including former state and national Umno leaders, is wrong and could have a negative impact on the people and the state of Sabah.

“If there are people from outside or those who used to be in BN, who tried to get the Sabahans out of the Umno and BN ring, they are wrong,” he said when opening the Umno Zone Three delegates conference at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongawan near here today.

Also present were Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman; Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who is also Kimani Umno chief; Papar Umno chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail and Beaufort Umno chief Datuk Isnin Aliasni.

Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit”, referring to the United Kingdom’s decision in a June 23, 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU).

Ahmad Zahid said some of the Brexit voters had regretted their move because the results were not as good as they had hoped for.

“Sabah does not want to be Malaysia’s ‘Brexit’. Sabah does not want BN and Umno to lose. Not the leaders who have to deal with the consequences but the people,” he said.

If Sabah leaves Umno and BN, the risk is too high as what some previous state governments had faced when they set up governments that were not in line with the federal government, he said.

Hence, he said the current political situation in Sabah, in which there is a power-sharing among BN component parties, should be continued for political stability, even though the state legislative assembly seats would later be increased from 60 to 73.

“I hope our friends in BN will not put pressure on the chief minister. We hope that our friends in BN will negotiate accordingly. The important thing is not the allocation of seats but that Umno and BN can rule comfortably in Sabah,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid is confident that the Umno-led BN government would be maintained despite the additional state seats because a study by the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in 2016 revealed that 76 per cent of Sabahans still wanted BN to continue the agenda to develop Sabah.

In fact, he said the research also showed that 71.2 per cent of the Sabahans had regarded that BN had  successfully transformed Sabah which proved that they still wanted Umno and BN to govern Sabah.

He also reminded Umno members and the people in Sabah to learn from the Tanduo incident in Lahad Datu and the militant attacks in Marawi, southern Philippines, to prevent such incidents from happening again.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said he would strengthen the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) to ensure that the safety and stability of Sabah were preserved.

Source: Bernama

I am a Semenanjung newcomer in Sarawak, and I fully support this page's (Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia Facebook Page) effort to shield Sarawak from the negativity of Semenanjung.

Yes, liberalism in religion is prohibited. And so is extremism. 

Many Sarawak Malay Muslims don't mind if the Non-Muslims, or Muslims rule their country, why? They trust each other, they uphold unity of Sarawak more than their own religion and race. Sarawak first, then whatever race or religion you are.

I have friends from the Sarawakian Malay community, Sabahan Catholic, Orang Ulu Evangelists....and they are respecting each other. The non-Muslims even apologized to me for eating or drinking in front of me, eventhough I said to them, "no, I don't mind it".

The Christians used Allah in their Bible? I asked carefully to my Christian friend why. And I get the answers. And I understand the decades of mixing between Muslims and Non-Muslims. And the Sarawakian Malay Muslims know the difference between the Islamic Allah, and the Christian "Allah".

No racists and ultra-religious nuts here. People are open-minded, even the Muslims here.

And it's total opposite of the culture I have been taught and raised in Semenanjung.

If the independence of Sarawak is because wanting to shield the racism, ultra religious, division and corruption from infecting this fair land, let it be. 

The liberalism practised here is tolerance and knowing and respecting other religions, not clamming in your own race and religious shell, just like in Semenanjung. 

Mosque and church side by side? No problem here, but a major issue in Semenanjung. 

Go to a Christian or Buddhist marriage? No problem here, labeled as heretic and "murtad" in Semenanjung. 

If given the choice of being a Sarawakian or a Malayan? I'll choose Sarawakian. No point living with my brethrens who does not know anything about things beyond the South China Sea. 

And I base all of this from my experience, living both in Sarawak and a native Semenanjung. 

Peace out.

SUPP admits leaders agreed to amendment to Article 1 of the Federal Constitution which reduced Sarawak from founding partner to being one of 13 states.

PETALING JAYA: A leading Barisan Nasional component in Sarawak has apologised for having supported the amendment to the Federal Constitution in 1976 that led to the downgrading of the state from its previous sovereign status.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Secretary-General Sebastian Ting Chew Yew admitted that his party had not objected, and had helped to pass the amendment which essentially reduced Sarawak from its 1963 status as a founding partner to the peninsula-based government, to simply being one of 13 states in Malaysia, The Borneo Post reported Thursday.

“The present leadership accepts this responsibility and, on behalf of the party, I would like to apologise to party members and the people of Sarawak as a whole,” Ting said in a statement released by the party Wednesday.

The amendment to Article 1 of the Federal Constitution in 1976 through Act A354, saw Sarawak downgraded from Region 2 in the Federation of Malaysia, to being one of 13 states in Malaysia.

“It is the most critical and fundamental ‘discrepancy’ found in the Federal Constitution.

“This is because, as a result, it has tremendously curtailed the disbursement of federal funds for Sarawak and Sabah to a level of state, rather than two of the three founding partners.

“In other words, both Sarawak and Sabah have been short-changed in financial allocations from the Federal Government,” Ting said in the statement.

He expressed his party’s support for Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem’s call to amend Article 1 of the Federal Constitution in Parliament to its original wording.

Ting also supported Deputy Chief Minister Dr James Masing’s call for all MPs from Sarawak and Sabah to put aside party allegiances and political differences in order to get the Federal Constitution amended to restore the constitutional position of both Sarawak and Sabah in the Federation of Malaysia.

“According to Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), there shall be no confusion that the Federation of Malaysia is a federation of nations, unlike the former Federation of Malaya which was a unitary state system with the centralisation of governing powers,” he said, referring to the agreement as an association of equal partners which combines each other’s strengths and resources with each individuality retained.

Ting added that the Sarawak government now wanted to use the Cobbold Commission, Inter-Governmental Committee, MA63 and the Malaysia Act 1963, that could not be altered or overridden by any act of Parliament, in order to claim the rights and entitlements which belonged to Sarawak with the signing of the MA63.

SUPP currently has one MP, Richard Riot, who is also minister of human resources, and seven state assemblymen, in the PBB-led BN coalition government.

The SUPP statement also came out strongly in criticising Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UMP) lecturer Professor Ramlah Adam over her presentation at a seminar entitled “A Journey To Merdeka: Sarawak in Malaysia” last Sunday.

“She appears not to understand that Sarawak is not a state like any of the other states in the peninsula but as a founding equal partner to the Federation of Malaya, which originally comprised 11 states.

“Most people would not know that her (Ramlah’s) own state was not a signatory to the Malaysia Agreement, and as such, not invited to the negotiation table to set up the new nation in 1963. So how can Perlis be on equal status with Sarawak?” Ting asked.

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