KOTA KINABALU : “Its time for Sabah and Sarawak to unite and leverage their position as 'Kingmakers' to restore their full autonomy and rights under the 20/18-Points and the Malaysia Agreement”, said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chairman, when commenting on the results of GE-13.
The results of GE-13 are very similar to GE-12 in 2008 where the Borneo States ended up as 'Kingmakers' and saviours of the BN federal government. Without Sabah and Sarawak, BN would have lost power. Alternatively, Sabah and Sarawak can change the cause of history if their leaders were united to change their allegiance to Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
“Sabah and Sarawak leaders should capitalize on their strategic importance to seek solutions to outstanding problems in federal-state relations especially in Sabah and to implement the Borneo Agenda” he said.
The 25 MPs of non-Umno BN Sarawak and the 8 MPs of non-Umno BN Sabah (without counting the 14 Umno Sabah MPs) are more than therequired 23 to force a change of the BN federal government.
The leaders of Sabah and Sarawak, Dr. Jeffrey said, should view things beyond themselves unless their minds are so imprisoned as to see anything beyond themselves nor appreciate this very rare opportunity for the Borneo States.
Alternatively, the PM Najib should himself address this issue before anything happens to his 'fixed deposit'.