In Malaysia, government will propose four constitutional amendments to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s position
By 3 November 2021
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: Wojtek Gurak / flickr)
The government is set to table four constitutional amendments to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s position, in line with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), in the current sitting.
The amendments will involve Articles 1(2), 160(2) and 161A(6) of the Federal Constitution.
Article 1(2) and acknowledge the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak’s status as “territories” rather than states currently defined in the Malaysian Federation.
The next amendment on the same article redefined the definition of the “Federation” having it to include territories of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore rather than the current “Federation established under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1957”.
Amendments to Article 161A(6) have also been proposed, concerning the definition of Sarawak pribumi (natives) and giving power to Sarawak to define its citizens as natives, removing Article 161A(7).
Read the full article here: Malay Mail