Parliamentary Select Committee will look into MA63, says Liew

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 20 Apr 2019

SANDAKAN (Bernama): Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said Saturday (April 20) that a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be established in a bid to return the rights of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement.

He said the committee would involve selected MPs to complement the Cabinet Special Committee on the same issue (MA63).

“We (the federal government) realise that a committee involving MPs is necessary to ensure the successful implementation of MA63.

“The PSC chairman will then be invited to become a permanent member of the Cabinet Special Committee to contribute towards the implementation of MA63,” he told reporters after officiating at the "Iltizam 2019" programme at Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Elopura 2 here.

Liew also expressed his gratitude to the Sabah State Legislative Assembly when the assembly unanimously approved an extraordinary motion to support the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution Thursday (April 18).

He also hoped the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly would follow the move in its next session.

“I'm confident that the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly will take a similar step (to support the amendment).

“I will also meet with Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to explain further on the proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution,” he said.

Commenting on leaked video footage of the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Liew believed the court would take action against individuals who uploaded the video to Facebook.

“What is disappointing is that the video doesn't give a complete picture of what happened in court, instead it gives a sense of false hope as it is shortened via editing,” he said.

Yesterday, the two-minute video, titled "The fifth day of Datuk Seri Najib's trial", featuring a recording of Najib's lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah questioning witnesses went viral on social media. - Bernama

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