One country, three histories

Great promise: Signatories of the Malaysia Agreement arriving in London on July 12, 1963.

The leaders should accept the fact that Malaysia’s MA63 is a loosely structured federalism, says don.

OVER some teh tarik, Prof Shamsul Amri Baharuddin had a chat with a 40-something geography PhD graduate from Peninsula Malaysia. The subject was what was happening in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, especially over MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963).

MA63 set out the terms and conditions in which North Borneo (as Sabah was called), Sarawak and Singapore agreed to merge with the Federation of Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia.

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