A fairer representation of all
Pakatan will restore the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the position of Sarawak and Sabah as equal partners within Malaysia by restoring autonomy to Sarawak and Sabah within the framework of the Federal Constitution.
PR will increase national integration between Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia through a fair power-sharing arrangement that fully upholds the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement.
PR will set up a Royal Commission to solve the perennial national problem of illegal immigration and citizenship, particularly in Sarawak and Sabah.
PR will endorse the authority already vested in the state laws of Sarawak and Sabah to set up Land Commissions to investigate, resolve disputes, redress, survey and restore Native Customary Rights over Native Customary Lands.
PR will endorse the appointment of Sarawak and Sabah citizens to head government departments in their own respective states and by the powers vested in the state secretaries of both states as well as give first priority to the appointment of Sarawak and Sabah citizens at federal government level functioning within Sarawak and Sabah.
PR will raise the royalties paid on petroleum and hydrocarbon resources to Sarawak and Sabah to 20% from the present 5%.
These are some of the many questions they must ask themselves before they decide to cast their votes in the coming 13GE. The people in peninsula may want change but by themselves alone may not be able match the might of the BN. They need the help of their fellow brethren from Sabah and Sarawak to bring political change. The support of fellow citizens from Sabah & Sarawak can make the difference in the crucial elections.They must prove to the BN that they cannot be taken for granted anymore but must be included in all national policies as equal partners.