Insiders at the NGO feel it’s pointless dragging the British Queen into Putrajaya’s alleged non-compliance on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
LETTER: As Insiders at Sarawak4Sarawakians (S4S), we are disclosing on condition of anonymity, that S4S has reservations on reviving an unsuccessful memorandum sent to Queen Elizabeth II in February on the plight of the Borneo states in Malaysia.
It’s true the Queen returned the Memorandum unopened. In fact, it was the UK-based Borneo’s Plight in Malaysia Foundation (Bopim Foundation) that first had contacts with the palace.
The palace is aware of who’s who in Borneo.
We refer to S4S activist Fong Pau Teck disclosing that he will be making another attempt to send the memorandum to the UK government.
If they continue to ignore us, said Fong in a statement in FMT, his group “plans to take legal action against them (UK government).”
Briefly, the memorandum asks the British Queen to ensure that Putrajaya abides by the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
It’s pointless dragging the British Queen into Putrajaya’s alleged non-compliance on MA63. The so-called Queen’s Obligation on the Malaysia concept is a myth.
The Bopim Foundation did write to the Queen, twice. She ruled out her government getting involved if there had been non-compliance on MA63.
The Bopim Foundation cited a Public Inquiry held by the UK government on Hong Kong to hold a similar Inquiry on Borneo. The foreign secretary refused to accept the parallels with Hong Kong.
After London had turned down the Bopim Foundation, it serves no purpose to send any memorandom on MA63 to the UK government.
The way forward was either to pursue the matter at the UN Security Council (UNSC) or support the position taken by SakSaMa on Sabah and Sarawak in the federation.
If the UNSC is contacted, several issues could be raised.
These include loss of sovereignty to a handful in the federal government and Putrajaya having no legitimacy in Borneo.
The UN Security Council can complete the process of decolonisation begun in 1963 and never completed.
Briefly, the federal government has not complied on MA63. The Proclamation on Malaysia by Malayan Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman on 16 Sept 1963 also refers.
Another Proclamation the UNSC should revisit was that by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Malaysia.
The Sabah and Sarawak assemblies passed Resolutions on their Independence on 31 Aug 1963 and 22 July 1963 respectively.
Spokesman for Insiders