Sabah and Sarawak opposition leaders hit out at the states' leaders in Cabinet for failing to ensure restoration of rights to the two states as promised.
They say the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) only makes Malaysia a unitary state and does not return the original status of Sabah and Sarawak.
Ahli politik berkata pindaan yang dibentangkan kerajaan di Parlimen hari ini kekurangan dan nampak tergesa-gesa.
Saying the amendment is inadequate, they ask for the wording to be changed to reflect that Sabah and Sarawak are of the same status as Penisular Malaysia.
They want the bill referred to a select committee before it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.
Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says this will give them ample time to understand and debate any amendment or bill more effectively.
De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong confirms bill to amend Article 1(2) to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s equal partner status will be tabled latest next week.
SUPP Youth chief questions the extent of equal status Sarawak will get.
Jeffrey Kitingan mengemukakan beberapa cadangan sekadar untuk difikirkan supaya orang ramai faham perkongsian sama taraf sebenar antara Tanah Melayu, Sabah dan Sarawak bukan sekadar pinda Perkara 1(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan.
Sabah opposition leader sets out proposals as food for thought on the proper way to restore Sabah and Sarawak status.
He seeks their support when proposal to restore original status of Sarawak and Sabah under MA63 is tabled in Parliament on April 8 or 9.
Nancy Shukri says Putrajaya should wait for special Cabinet committee's report and not rush the amendment.
Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri menggesa Pakatan Harapan tidak menggunakan taktik BN yang mengeluarkan draf beberapa jam sebelum bacaan pertama.
Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri president Henrynus Amin says DAP is claiming credit by issuing a 'half-baked statement' on the proposed constitutional amendment without giving details.
The Sarawak Consultative Committee on MA63 says it will support an amendment to the constitution only if it benefits the state.
Abdul Aziz Julkarnain also questions why Harris Salleh did not demand the restoration of Sabah’s status as one of three partners in Malaysia when he was the chief minister.
Sabah dragon is awake, says Mazliwati Abdul Malek Chua in answer to a warning not to disturb the 'sleeping tiger' of Malaya.
Christopher Mandut criticises Hamid Ismail's excessive concern with the letter of the agreement.
Awang Azman Awang Pawi says Sarawakians expect relations between the state and peninsula to be like devolved administrations in the UK.
The party's women's chief in Sabah asks whether it's just to appease, for a while, those calling for more autonomy for the Borneo states.
Pandikar Amin Mulia says the understanding from independence is that the two states are of equal status with those in the peninsula.
The PBS president says the issue was also discussed under the previous government.
Presiden Persatuan Undang-undang Sabah, Brenndon Soh berkata, ia diperuntukkan di bawah Perkara 8 MA63, tetapi tindakan itu boleh menggagalkan proses kajian semula yang sedang dijalankan.
Sabah Law Society president Brenndon Soh says this is provided for under Article 8 of MA63, but warns that it could derail the ongoing review process.