UBF aims to help SNAP

United Borneo Front is prepared to work with any political group as long as it subscribed to the Borneo Agenda.

(Free Malaysia Today) – The United Borneo Front (UBF) will support SNAP’s bid to dethrone Chief Minister Taib Mahmud.

UBF leader Jeffrey Kitingan pledged his support at a press conference at the Malaysia Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) headquarters here yesterday.

“SNAP had earlier supported UBF’s Borneo Agenda … Our entire purpose is to lift Sabah and Sarawak out of the backwaters in Malaysia and resume control of their natural resources,” he said.

He added that UBF was unconcerned if the parties were in the Barisan Nasional (BN) or Pakatan Rakyat, as long as they subscribed to the Borneo Agenda and their elected candidates and politicians fought for the political and economic empowerment of the Borneo states in Cabinet and Parliament.

“We were taken on board by Malaya in 1963 on condition that Malaya would never exploit us but instead protect our territorial integrity and share our wealth equitably.

“We were prepared to share to help the other states in the peninsula but not to be robbed and plundered,” he said.

He said that they would work with any federal government that started the process of honouring some of UBF demands and “lead Malaysia into an open, civil society based on good governance”.

UBF is currently in talks with both BN and opposition parties in Sabah and has also started discussions with MCLM to turn Malaysia into an open civil society, he said.