PBS backs move to restore state rights

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KENINGAU: Parti Bersatu Sabah is willing to co-sponsor any motion in the Dewan Rakyat to restore lost provisions in the Malaysia Agreement.

The party’s executive deputy president, Dr. Maximus Ongkili, said the defence of state rights contained in the Malaysia Agreement was part of the party’s constitution.

“PBS never wavered from that struggle. We have been consistent since the party’s inception 31 years ago,” he said at a party leadership seminar yesterday.

He noted that other parties had now begun to champion the restoration of the rights of Sabah and Sabahans and said PBS would work with Sarawak leaders, “especially on actions legally required to restore lost safeguards.”