TTF: Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that a two-thirds majority in parliament is needed to allow changes to the Federal Constitution (see news item below) to ensure the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak rights as outlined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
However, there is something very important that Mahathir left out which TTF will make public in the nearest time possible.
Suffice to say, Mahathir has absolutely no intention of returning Sabah’s or Sarawak’s rights and is only attempting to lure political parties from the east into a new coalition he plans to forge with Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali.
Part of that plan involves the crossing over of 54 MPs from PKR and UMNO aligned to him and Azmin into PPBM by or before November 2018.
For now, my immediate concern is Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who, according to our intel, is about to sell the Malays down the river by triggering UMNO’s destruction through mass defections.
Earlier today, I made public a secret agreement Zahid entered with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim prior to the 14th general election to throw Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak under the bus (READ FULL STORY HERE).
My team has since accumulated truckloads of evidence to spell out all of Zahid’s wrongdoings in minute detail.
As it turns out, this fellow is not the man we thought he was and is still as devout an Anwarist as he was in the nineties.
I can assure you that he will not be UMNO president for very long and will make every effort to destroy him by hook or by crook.
Zahid can only choose if he wants to resign gracefully as president to retain whatever’s left of his dignity or have me throw even the kitchen sink at him.
The ball, as they say, is in Zahid’s court.
KOTA KINABALU: A two-thirds majority in parliament is needed to allow changes to the Federal Constitution to ensure the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak rights as outlined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this would, therefore, require support from the opposition, which could only be seen when the time comes in parliament.
“So we have to figure out how we can achieve the two-thirds majority. In the meantime, we will study what has to be repealed and substituted with new provisions in the Constitution.
“There will also be some laws which we need to look into,” he told reporters after the breakfast meeting with Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and state leaders.
Asked about the timeframe for the review, he said, “It depends on the people working. Depends on the push by Sabah and Sarawak,” he added.
He also said the discussion on the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners announced last night could start immediately, but approval would take time.
Asked whether Sabah and Sarawak rights would be restored if the opposition also pushed for it, he said that was not always the case.
“They (opposition) say something but when they are there (in parliament) they do not support … Like recently the law on fake news, we thought they would support us but we went to the senate where we don’t have the majority, so we lost,” he explained.
When asked about other rights the federal government was looking at returning, he said they were considering a few things.
“There are certain things which are decided in Kuala Lumpur by people who are not actually familiar with the conditions in Sabah and Sarawak. We have to address that issue.
“Either we have more Sabahans and Sarawakians in the Peninsular working in the government, or else we would need to have some of the decision-making transferred to Sabah and Sarawak,” he stated.
To another question whether it would involve matters on education and health in Sabah, in reference to the two new state ministries formed after the 14th General Election, Dr Mahathir said this was being looked into.
Source: NST Online