Malaysian government agrees to amend Constitution to comply with 1963 Agreement and restore status of Sabah and Sarawak
By 11 March 2019
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KOTA KINABALU (March 8): Minister of Law in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that the Cabinet has agreed to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia. He said the decision to amend the Constitution was reached at the Cabinet meeting last Wednesday and was indeed a major step towards the implementation and compliance of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). “The amendment to the Federal Constitution will be tabled at the next Parliament session scheduled to begin on March 11 and it will need two-thirds majority support to be passed. “The ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) government currently has 135 Members of Parliament (MPs), including nine from Warisan and one from UPKO. To have two-thirds majority support, we need at least 148 MPs.
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