PUTRAJAYA: The unity government agreement will further drive development and the economy of Sabah and Sarawak, say Borneo leaders.
“We have to recover from the problems we have been facing since the Covid-19 pandemic and we trust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to pursue our development agenda and transformation,” said Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Abang Johari, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak chairman, was speaking after the signing ceremony of the agreement at Bangunan Putra Perdana here.
Sabah Chief Minister and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor agreed.
He said the agreement would be able to reunite the rakyat and lead to political stability.
“The agreement was something special to provide stability not only at federal level but also in Sabah which needs growth in terms of its economy and development,” he said.
Parti Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who sits across the floor from Hajiji in the Sabah State Assembly, said the provision of the “Formation of Malaysia 1963 spirit” in the agreement would help boost the country’s political and economic climate.
“With the MA63 spirit embedded in the agreement, we can realise a better Malaysia.
“Most importantly, it can bring about a more stable political situation which will then translate to economic stability,” he said.
The agreement promises to uphold the spirit of cooperation, loyalty to the federation and fair sharing of power between the peninsula, Sarawak and Sabah.
It added that this would be achieved by empowering a fair political and economic position in accordance with the framework of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.