Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 18 Points , 20 Points , Agreement of Malaysia , Exposing the Truth , kongsi cerita , North Borneo , Rights , Sabah , Sarawak , SSKM 1 comment
North Borneo was granted its Independence on 31 August 1963(1). Sixteen days later it formed Malaysia with Sarawak, Singapore and the Federation of Malaya i.e. on 16 September 1963.
Donald Stephens, Tun Fuad as he was known then, was appointed Sabah's first Chief Minister while Datu Mustapha was appointed her first Head of State. Datu Mustapha had expected that as Head of State, he would retain many functions previously in the purview of the all powerful Governor. When he realized that contrary to his expectations, it was the Chief Minister who wielded power, he became frustrated and refused to co-operate with Stephens. It got so bad that the government was unable to efficiently go about conducting the business of governing. The Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, mediated and the solution was for Stephens to step down. Stephens stepped down on 31 December 1964 and took up the position of federal minister for Sabah Affairs and Civil Defense. Replacing him as Chief Minister was Peter Lo who previously held the position as Federal Minister without portfolio.(2)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Exposing the Truth , Fact , History , News , Rajah Charles Brook , Report , Rights , Sarawak , SSKM , United Nation No comments
PUBLIC INTEREST HAS BEEN AROUSED BY the hurried transformation of the independent State of Sarawak into a Crown Colony. It is believed that a study of the relevant facts will convince the reader that the means taken to secure cession of the State were irregular and improper; that, contrary to the declaration of the Atlantic Charter, the wishes of the indigenous peoples of Sarawak were disregarded and over-ruled; and that the claim made on behalf of those peoples by the Malay Union of Sarawak and the Dayak Association for the restoration of their independence and of their ancient Raj is just and should be conceded. This document sets out, without argument, the salient facts on which anyone interested in the problem and in the international reputation of Great Britain can base a judgement.