PBS tells Malaya to FO, Sabah NO to colonial divide and rule tactics



PBS tells Malaya to FO, Sabah NO to colonial divide and rule tactics.

Deja vu post-snap Sabah election, matter will end up in court, Federal court must take serious view, end power grabs once and for all.

Musa Aman case should have been settled in two weeks, no end in sight two years later.

The politics of Sabah will never be stable until a non-Muslim Orang Asal becomes Chief Minister as when PBS was the gov’t from 1985 to 1994.

In the snap Sabah elections, 73 seats are at stake. This includes 13 new seats including six reportedly with substantial Orang Asal voters.

Musa’s younger brother, former Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, is leading Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) in the fray. Musa is staying out as publicly advised by Anifah.

It’s said that 22 of the 73 seats in the Sabah state legislative assembly are non-Muslim Orang Asal.

This is a figure which has hardly changed from 1994 when the PBS gov’t was overthrown.

In 1994, there were 48 seats in the state assembly viz. 20 non-Muslim Orang Asal, 8 Chinese, 20 Muslim including Orang Asal.

After 1994, 12 tiny non-Orang Asal Muslim seats were created in the east coast to bring the total in the state assembly to 60 until GE14 which saw a Muslim Orang Asal from the Dusun community, Musa Aman, being appointed Chief Minister. The rest is history.

In Sarawak, in a little digression, the Orang Asal seats are divided among all parties in gov’t while giving Muslim seats only to PBB and Chinese seats to SUPP. This weakens the Orang Asal while strengthening others at their expense.

In addition, the parti parti Malaya are in Borneo to steal even more seats to add to their strength in Parliament, indeed even the state assembly, at the expense of local parties.

This is like adding insult to injury.

The non-Muslim Orang Asal in North Borneo and Sarawak will be weak in the Opposition, even weaker in gov’t.

The non-Muslim Orang Asal have been denied the benefits of Article 153 and the NEP. No non-Muslim Orang Asal has been Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, AG, IGP or Armed Forces chiefs.

The Orang Asal should be in gov’t only if they can initiate, form and lead it.

They should get their politics and relationships right.

At present, the Orang Asal are plagued by frogs, masquerading as leaders, who latch on to Malay YouKnowWhat in Malaya and subscribe to the CTCP Syndrome at the expense of Borneo rights.

The Orang Asal, including Muslim, should form a united, neutral and independent bloc in the legislature, both the state assembly and Parliament. They can support the gov’t on a Bill to Bill basis subject to consensus on matters of public concern and public interest.

This includes the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the basis for North Borneo and Sarawak in Malaysia with Malaya as Equal Partners.

Malaysia Day, 16 Sept 1963, has turned out to be Occupation Day as the Federal gov’t has been non-compliant on MA63.

The Federal court ruled not so long ago, citing the Article on law in the Federal Constitution, that MA63 is only law if incorporated in the Federal Constitution.

At the same time, the Federal court has upheld the sanctity of MA63 through several case laws.

The issue is not law but force of law.

The Federal Constitution itself is not law, but as the ultimate political document for Malaya, it has force of law. Hence, the Federal Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

MA63 exists, whether incorporated in the Federal Constitution or otherwise, and has force of law as the ultimate political document for North Borneo and Sarawak in Malaysia.

The Malaysia Constitution, mentioned in MA63, must be read as an uncodified/unwritten Constitution for North Borneo and Sarawak based on MA63, the other constitutional documents on Malaysia including Batu Sumpah, the Federal Constitution and case laws.

The politics among the Orang Asal communities in North Borneo and Sarawak are not about democracy and the rule of law but new forms of tribalism and feudalism as evident in the profusion of Orang Asal political parties with hardcore card carrying members.

The Orang Asal are not about politics, race or religion but ancestral and historical property rights, NCR land as heritage, first secured by working the land in the emptiness and vastness of a geographical expanse bound by water, jungle and mountain.

NCR land is governed by Adat, Native Court, Article 161A, Article 13, Article 5, Article 8, Batu Sumpah and the other constitutional documents on Malaysia including the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Read further here . . .


North Borneo, Sarawak, governed by uncodified/unwritten Malaysia Constitution.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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