We won’t sue, we’ll keep asking for 40% revenue for Sabah, says Shafie

Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal says assemblymen had made numerous calls for the Sabah government to take legal action against the federal government.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government will continue to discuss with the federal government regarding the refund of 40% of revenue from Sabah, said Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal.

He said the state government believed it would be the best course of action in finding a solution to the issue despite numerous calls from the state assemblymen for the Sabah government to take legal action against the federal government.

“The state government believes in the consultation approach and not confrontation,” he said when winding up the debate on the 2020 Sabah state’s budget at the state legislative assembly here today.

At the same time, Shafie gave the assurance that the state government would continue to fight for Sabah’s rights as enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Federal Constitution.

“I would like to stress that the state government will carry out its responsibility, as entrusted by the people in the state to continue to demand our rights,” he added.