KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz remark made on the ‘equal partners’ status that Sabah and Sarawak is annoying and showed his ignorance.
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Information Chief, Datuk Jahid Jahim, said the restoration of the the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) have long been sought after from the Federal Government.
Nazri seems to be totally ignorant of the contents of the MA63 and what they meant for Sabahans and Sarawakians, he said, adding if a former senior Federal Cabinet member like him do not even know the contents of the MA63 then ‘how can others to understand the significance of MA63 and its contents’.
“There is an urgent and serious need for the Education Ministry to expand the learning syllabus in schools to include the topic of complete A-Z on MA63 and the formation of Malaysia,” he said.
Mohd Nazri was reported saying he personally support giving equal status to Sabah and Sarawak but incidentally it (equal status) means that Peninsula Malaysians do not have to show their passports when entering Sabah and Sarawak.
“When there is no more restriction, then only are we equal,” said Mohd Nazri.
Jahid said the remark made by Mohd Nazri that ‘hurts’ the feeling of the people in Sabah and Sarawak and did not make them any happier with Malaya.
“The passport issue was among the Immigration powers or safeguards that had been agreed upon during the negotiation for the formation of Malaysia,” said Jahid, who is also Tamparuli Assemblyman.-By LSK/BNN