SIBU, 16 Sept:- The Federal Government will give priority to the development of Sabah and Sarawak via the digital infrastructure plan or National Digital (JENDELA) that will be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the commitment of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in the initiative is to ensure that no citizen is left behind from sharing the country’s development and this includes the people in Sabah and Sarawak where the majority have no access to the high-speed internet.
Meanwhile, Muhyiddin stressed that the territories’ sovereignty should consistently be defended without compromise.
“I would like to stress that Sabah and Sarawak will always be with the Federal Government and will never bow to any kind of pressure from any party that tries to challenge the sovereignty of our nation.
“The national border control is the responsibilities of the National Security Council (NSC) and other relevant agencies to combat any trials, intrusions or threatening the sovereignty of the nation. This is done by implementing Op Benteng and raising the enforcement at the Special Security Area East Coast Sabah (ESScom),” he said in his speech commemorating Malaysia Day at the Closed Museum here this evening.
“The PN government is always committed to ensure the rights of Sabah and Sarawak are secured as stipulated in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63),” said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin also reiterated the cabinet ministers’ meeting held on Sept.9 had decided to form a Special Council for MA63 and chaired by myself and members of the council include the Chief Ministers of Sabah and Sarawak.
Meanwhile, the ministers at the Federal government and other members will be appointed according to the suitability, qualification and speciality in their expert fields.
“The Special Council will also discuss on the rights of Sabah and Sarawak and among others the position of Sabah and Sarawak as affiliates, state’s rights under Article 112 Federal Constitution, MA63 and Between Governments’ Committee Report (IGC), state’s security and education,” said Muhyiddin.
Muhyiddin hopes the Special Council will help solve several issues that have been postponed relating to the rights and the positions of Sabah and Sarawak in line with the spirit of MA63 and the provisions in the Federal Constitution.
The Prime Minister also hopes that all Malaysians will appreciate deeply the meaning of independence and Malaysia Day (Sept.16).
“All Malaysians should live happily together as successful people with one heart and soul besides strengthening the unity to be on the right track so that more successes could be reaped together,” Muhyiddin added. –Malaysia World News