PM agrees to review Constitution, MA63

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has agreed to relook Article 160 of the Federal Constitution on the interpretation of the Federation of Malaysia, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg (pic) said Wednesday.

(Daily Express) – He said the interpretation should be in line with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), not to mean the federation established under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1957.

“The federal government has agreed to have a re-look on this,” he told reporters after addressing the 20th anniversary of the Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus here.

“After this, a decision will be made between the federal and state government as far as MA63 is concerned.

“If this is the case, then we have a good relationship with the federal government in line with the MA63,” he added.

He thanked the Prime Minister for agreeing to review the MA63 and Article 160 of the Federal Constitution.

Abang Johari clarified that he did not speak about reviewing the relationship between Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) government at a function in Lubok Antu on Tuesday.

“That was something else. It is political,” he said, adding that he did not touch GPS’ relationship with the PN government.
He said he briefly spoke about GPS not a member of PN, but formed the federal government with PN.

Abang Johari said he also touched about a decision to be made soon with regard to MA63.