,Barisan Nasional deputy chairman Mohamad Hasan says Sabah needs a new Malaysia agreement in order for the state to move towards restoring its rights and interests. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 2, 2022.telegram中文群组（www.tg888.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台，飞机群组内容包括telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡telegram群组、telegram中文群组、telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容，为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
BARISAN Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Mohamad Hasan has suggested that the Sabah BN leadership propose a new Malaysia agreement as a more concrete way forward towards realising the state’s rights and demands enshrined under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
He said the new Malaysia agreement needed to be underpinned by a new spirit, context and aspirations in restoring the rights and interests of Sabah, and at the same time, strengthening the federation of Malaysia.
“We must have a way out of this issue. It has been going on for so long and the people of Sabah want a concrete way forward. At this current level of negotiation, I don’t think it leads to the expected understanding and agreement.
“Maybe we need a new agreement. In my opinion, the spirit and aspiration of MA63 are in a very different context. Time has changed. Malaysia is also a lot different now.
“The future is full of secrets and extraordinary potential. We must look at everything in the context of the future, no longer looking at the historical past,” he said when launching the Sabah BN Convention today.
Meanwhile, Mohamad, who is Umno deputy president, said that Sabah BN also needed to submit its plan in an effort to explore the state’s economic potential in line with the party’s desire to develop Sabah into a new economic power for Malaysia.
He said Sabah’s strategic location and the sharing of borders with the Philippines, Brunei and Indonesia, should be used as a catalyst to further strengthen the state’s economic development.
“New potentials and resources must be explored. The transition to the future economy in various basic sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, tourism and industry must be mainstreamed,” he said.
He added that Sabah was a very important state in the effort to form a stable BN government, and without Sabah, BN would face difficulties in getting the required majority.
“Without seats from Sabah, instability will continue to be the Malaysian political landscape,” he said. – Bernama, July 2, 2022.