PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) should be included in the national education syllabus so that there will be no issues raised by the public on it, says a PKR leader.
Sabah PKR delegate Antakor Rasam said this was also to ensure that there would be no public suspicion on MA63.
“MA63 has been a secret for a long time. Anyone who spoke about it (in the past) was detained under the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA).
“Sabah and Sarawak were poor despite being rich in natural resources and are listed among the poorest states in Malaysia. That’s why Sabah always bring up MA63,” Antakor said at the PKR national congress yesterday.
He said that a clearer understanding of MA63 would enable Peninsular Malaysians to better understand the matter.
At the same time, Antakor proposed for the Malaysia Day celebration, which only focuses on events in Sabah and Sarawak, to be revised.
“It seems that this celebration is only for Sabahans and Sarawakians,” he added.
Meanwhile, Antakor also suggested Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the “Father of Malaysia” due to the recognition of East Malaysians in the Cabinet.
“With the power of God, the president of PKR was appointed as Prime Minister and he appointed a deputy prime minister from Borneo. He (Anwar) also formed a high-level joint committee on MA63,” said Antakor.
He also said that the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) Bill was passed in Parliament to enable Sabahans and Sarawakians to be appointed as LHDN members.
“This was never done by any prime ministers before this. Therefore, without a doubt, Anwar should be named the Father of Malaysia,” Antakor added.