40% revenue rights: Sabah PH says open to alternative solutions

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Pakatan Harapan is open to alternative amicable solutions with regards to state rights including the 40% net revenue entitlement.

In expressing support for the recent Court of Appeal decision to allow the Sabah Law Society (SLS) to proceed with the judicial review on the state’s constitutional rights to receive 40% of its special grant revenue, the coalition said it was vital that Sabah receive its fair constitutional share.

It said that the Court of Appeal’s decision marked a significant step in ensuring that Sabah’s constitutional entitlements are honoured.

“We believe that the judicial review proceedings are crucial for addressing this matter and are committed to supporting this legal process until its final resolution,” it said in a statement.

“However, Pakatan also remains open to exploring alternative amicable solutions to resolve this long standing issue between Sabah and the Federal Government,” it said.

Sabah Pakatan said it hopes that discussions and negotiations through the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) committees can finally lead to the acknowledgment and delivery of Sabah's 40% entitlement.

“Pakatan Harapan stands firm in advocating for justice and equity and will continue to support initiatives that uphold these principles,” their statement said.

Sabah Pakatan comprises PKR, DAP, Parti Amanah Negara and Upko.

On Tuesday (June 18), the Court of Appeal allowed the SLS to proceed with a judicial review on the state’s constitutional rights to receive 40% of its special grant revenue.

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