Berikutan pindaan ke atas Akta Cukai Jualan 1972 pada 1999, hak Sabah dan Sarawak untuk mengutip cukai dengan bayaran langsung sebanyak RM120 juta dalam bentuk geran tetap setiap tahun.
Zainnal Ajamain says a 1999 amendment to the Sales Tax Act 1972 meant that Sabah's right to collect sales taxes on petroleum products was replaced with an 'insufficient' payment of RM120 million a year.
Political leaders and analysts say Sarawak is not being treated fairly and that Pakatan Harapan has not kept its promises to the state.
Two analysts say although some achievements can be seen, progress in reforms has been slow.
Zainnal Ajamain berkata Sabah berhak mendapat geran tahunan berjumlah 40% daripada hasil bersih yang diperoleh Putrajaya dari Sabah.
Adun Batu Kitang, Lo Khere Chiang berkata kerajaan Sabah jangan dikaburi langkah politik untuk memecahkan dan melemahkan politik serantau di Sarawak dan Sabah.
Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang says Sabahans should not be clouded by 'political moves' to divide and weaken regional politics in Sarawak and Sabah.
The state government says any amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore Sarawak's status must be done comprehensively and not in a piecemeal manner.
Speaker says the proposed resolution will be "more comprehensive" in contrast to a "meaningless" federal proposal defeated last month.
PSC perlu mengkaji usul pindaan Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebelum ia dibentangkan semula.
Nancy Shukri welcomes formation of parliamentary select committee on MA63.
Liew Vui Keong says the chairman of the parliamentary select committee will be invited to join the Cabinet's MA63 committee.
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Liew Vui Keong berkata, jawatankuasa itu akan membabitkan ahli Parlimen terpilih bagi melengkapkan Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai perkara sama.
Their inclusion might have resulted in passage of the bill to amend the constitution to benefit Sarawak and Sabah, says the Batang Sadong MP.
The urgent motion was to record the state’s support for the constitutional amendment bill which was shot down in the Dewan Rakyat recently.
PBS vice-president Johnny Mositun says the party will put forward its views and suggestions as well.
Kesediaan kerajaan membawa usul menuntut hak Sabah dalam MA63 akan membuktikan keikhlasan dan kesungguhan mereka.
Tambunan assemblyman Jeffrey Kitingan says the government’s willingness to move motions to reclaim the state’s rights will prove its sincerity and seriousness.
Kerajaan PH gagal mendapat 148 undi menyokong yang diperlukan bagi memperoleh majoriti 2/3 untuk meminda Perlembagaan.
Sabah Umno chief Bung Mokhtar Radin slammed for not supporting the constitutional amendment bill last week.
Shafie Apdal says some matters need no legislative amendment as they are stated in the Federal Constitution.
Some Sabahans are upset the amendment did not materialise, while others heave a sigh of relief and call for greater efforts.
He says there would not have been a problem if there had been a face-to-face discussion between Sabah and Sarawak stakeholders and the federal government.
Liew Vui Keong also says the six words were not put in the constitution by the country's founding fathers