PBS, GPS to form committee to review MA63

PBS president Maximus Ongkili says his party will work with Gabungan Parti Sarawak to discuss common grounds in MA63.

KUCHING: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will form a working committee to review the status of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“We will take into consideration the agreement’s historical aspects as well as the implementation and erosion of its content,” PBS president Maximus Ongkili said after meeting with Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg at the latter’s office today.

Abang Johari is the GPS chairman.

“We are here to strengthen our relations with GPS by exploring and discussing common grounds as enshrined in MA63,” Ongkili said.

He said the committee planned to reach out to the youth of Sabah and Sarawak through seminars and workshops.

“This is to ensure the younger generation is fully informed about the history of MA63 as well as the events leading to the formation of Malaysia.”

During the meeting, Ongkili and Abang Johari also discussed future joint efforts to defend the rights of both states and their people as mentioned in MA63.

Ongkili said PBS agreed with the Sarawak government’s stand on non-bargainable issues concerning immigration, land and natural resources.