Former colonial master the United Kingdom has been urged to review a 1963 agreement, which allegedly ceded Sarawak and Sabah to the Federation of Malaysia instead of granting the Borneo states full independence.
A human rights NGO, Sarawak Association of People’s Aspiration (Sapa), said that given the record of “oppression, abuses and exploitation” for the last 51 years, Sarawakians and also Sabahans now deserved a UK review. This was in light of a recent Wall Street Journal report saying that the UK parliament had urged a review of an agreement to return Hong Kong to China, only 30 years after it was signed in 1984.
“How can any self-respecting former colonial master and principal signatory to the Malaysia Agreement stand idly by when one of the signatories repeatedly and deliberately breaks the agreement? This would not be foreign interference,” Sapa’s president Lina Soo said in a press statement.
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Group wants UK to review 1963 M’sia Agreement
Human rights NGO Sapa says this is in view of ‘oppression and abuses’.