PRESS RELEASE — Star calls on locals to reject ‘parti parti Malaya’

Posted: May 9, 2012 in Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Dr Jeffrey @ Gapari Kitingan, Malaysia, North Borneo, Pakatan Rakyat, Pas, Press Release, Sabah, SAPP, State Reform Party (STAR)
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Star calls on locals to reject ‘parti parti Malaya’

KOTA KINABALU: The State Reform Party (Star) has called on local voters to rise to the challenge and reject the “parti parti Malaya operating illegally” in Sabah and Sarawak with the Election Commission (EC) and the Registrar of Societies (RoS) turning a blind eye to the 1963 Malaysia Agreement.

The Borneo-based national party, at the same time, urged all local members of the parti parti Malaya “to come back to the right path lest they be accused of being willing to be proxies and stooges of people on the other side of the South China Sea”.

These parties, according to Star in a press statement, “want to steal our seats in the respective state assemblies and Parliament to strengthen their political position while at the same time weakening us as a people”.

“By right, the parti parti Malaya have no business operating in Sabah and Sarawak if we interpret the Malaysia Agreement in letter and spirit,” said Star deputy chairman Daniel John Jambun. “If they want to operate in Sabah and Sarawak, they must incorporate locally and the state chapters must have full autonomy.”

He expressed grave doubts, alternatively, whether the parti parti Malaya in Sabah and Sarawak were in the two states with the knowledge of the RoS while disputing its power to grant any such approval.

He was responding to a statement by the Dewan Pemuda Pas Malaysia on Wed in the local media criticizing Star Chief Jeffrey Kitingan for demanding that the parti parti Malaya leave Sabah and Sarawak and stay out.

Pas wants Jeffrey to let the voters decide and “not take matters into his own hands”.

Daniel while conceding that Pas may have a point on voters deciding accused the parti parti Malaya of taking advantage of the ignorance of people in Sabah and Sarawak on “the true history of Malaysia”. They are slowly waking up to the fact that we have been internally colonised by Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia), he said. “Our history books don’t tell the real story and is full of blatant distortions reflecting the cheap politics of Peninsular Malaysia.”

He reiterated that the EC and RoS were “continuing to condone an illegality” and urged both authorities to bar the parti parti Malaya from Sabah and Sarawak.

Furthermore, he wants the EC to remove the names of Peninsular Malaysian voters from the electoral rolls of the two states “unless they are married to locals, have children, are not members of parti parti Malaya and have permanent residence status”.

The thrust of the argument, stressed Daniel, was that Peninsular Malaysia should have at the most one seat less than two-thirds in Parliament while Sabah and Sarawak collectively should not have less than one seat more than a third in Parliament.

The Malaysia Agreement, continued Daniel, makes this balance of power crystal clear.

Asked what his party could do to rectify the situation and restore the balance of power in Parliament, Daniel said it had many options.

“As a first step, we can take up the matter with the EC and RoS to have a basis for pursuing further action,” said Daniel. “This can be followed by seeking a Judicial Review, if necessary, in Court.”

The Star deputy chief also vowed that his party would bar Peninsular Malaysian politicians from Sabah and Sarawak when they eventually take power.

At the same time, he ventured, “we can place travel restrictions for political purposes on locals who are members of the parti parti Malaya operating illegally in Sabah and Sarawak”.

One final step, he proposed, would be to instruct the local authorities not to issue any licence to the parti parti Malaya to operate premises in Sabah and Sarawak.

All these steps, if pursued, would eliminate the problem of the parti parti Malaya placing illegal immigrants on the electoral rolls in Sabah and Sarawak, assured Daniel. “We have had enough of these people – illegal immigrants – trying to steal our country from us right under our noses.”

Wed 9 May, 2012 Kota Kinabalu

  1. Martin says:

    how about star?? star is Sarawak-based political party, not Sabah local party.. so do we need to reject them as well??


  2. starflyer says:

    Why is JK training his guns at Pakatan? Shouldnt the guns be trained at BN? The 2008GE clearly shows that Pakatan has the best chance of ousting BN, if that is what STAR really wants. And whats wrong with parti2 Malaya? Arent the candidates all Sabahan? Havent they been in Sabah much longer than STAR? Wasnt JK a former member of PKR, and that he even tried to join the ultimate Malaya party: Umno, but was rejected?


  3. Abus Ku says:

    STAR perlu sedar yang mana parti itu juga bukannya parti tempatan Sabah sendiri. STAR dipinjam daripada Sawarak.Jadi kalau mahu suruh orang tidak menyokong rasanya STAR juga tidak layak untuk disokong. Kerana STAR bukannya local parti Sabah. Tapi dipinjam dari luar juga. JK tidak sedarkah dengan kenyataannya itu.


  4. Abus Ku says:

    Pandai-pandai saja STAR ini mahu menyuruh orang keluar dari dari Sabah. Kita tunggu saja nanti siapakah yang akan disokong oleh rakyat.


  5. rllan says:

    So meaning here STAR want to reject PAKATAN to la ini. Waa look like STAR confident can win and proud with own party. But for my opinion.. Nothing the interesting with new party calling STAR and added the president STAR is “LOMPAT KATAK”…


  6. mantra says:

    Star pun bukan parti dari Sabah, ia parti dari Sarawak.


  7. Pemerhati says:

    The one to one competition will not be accomplished because JK is too ego.


  8. Pemerhati says:

    Your dream is too high. Better be prepared in case you fall.


  9. Rodney says:

    Parti Malaya sudah lama bertapak di Sabah. Rasanya bukan mudah untuk menolak mereka di Sabah dan Sarawak.


  10. Kris Jr says:

    JK in Sabah politics via the Star is only aimed at dividing the opposition. JK might have a hidden agenda. JK was a very strong figure in the opposition but suddenly joined Star, a local based party from Sarawak


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