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New Book Argues That Sabah Is A Nation Launched
Jeffrey (centre), Amy Passiribu (Janaun’s widow) and a member of MOSIK at the launching of the book.
February 27th, 2018 | 09:20 AM | 474 views
A new book, Sabah Sebuah Negara: Satu Realiti Sejarah (Sabah as a Nation: a historical reality) launched here Monday, presents strong arguments for Sabah being originally a nation within the Malaysian federation, until its position, by an act of parliament, was relegated to being just one of the federation’s 13 states in 1976.
The book follows up with history of numerous federal actions and ‘shenanigans’ which further eroded Sabah’s and Sarawak’s positions in the federation.
In launching the book, president of Parti Solidariti Tanahairku (STAR), Datuk Dr. Jeffrey G Kitingan, said that it is time Sabahans realize the truth about this fact, and all political leaders in Sabah on both sides of the political divide must support the effort to regain Sabah’s position as bonafide nation existing as an equal partner with Malaya and Sarawak.
“This book will make a turning point in history because it will raise the strong awareness among Sabahans about the real position of Sabah in Malaysia,” he said.
“Patriotic Malaysians in Sabah will have a much better perspective of our real history after reading this book.
“The author, the late Daniel Jebon Janaun, has done a commendable job in writing the book, with the help of Raymond Tombung as the editor and designer.”
Janaun died due to a heart attack on December 5, 2014 after assigning the book to Tombung for editing and designing. The launching was organised by the Momogun Movement for Self-Determination (MOSIK), an NGO founded by the book’s author, Janaun.
In his message in the book, Jeffrey lamented Janaun’s untimely death as a great loss to Gabungan Sabah’s struggle for Sabah’s rights and autonomy. He said, Janaun, in a short time, had risen to leadership prominence and campaigned courageously with no fear.
“This book, as his greatest legacy, will surely inspire and raise the spirit of young political fighters to step forward like he did for the sake of their grandchildren’s future,” he said.
“As a result of our collective struggle, Sabahans are now fully aware of the reality that Sabah should be an independent nation, that the 20 Points are still relevant, and that the IGC Report is a paramount document and the MA63 really needs to be fully implemented. I believe that this historic book will enjoy rousing welcome from those who love knowledge on Sabah’s history. I would call upon all parties to purchase this important book to see how the many facts are presented which will make this book an important historical reference in the future.”
On Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s order to scan holders of MyKads in Sabah, Jeffrey said, this clearly proved the need to protect Sabah and Malaysia’s sovereignty.
“Obviously, there is a problem with so-called ‘Sabahans’ holding MyKads, and the problem would have to be huge to warrant the DPM to issue the directive applicable only in Sabah,” he said.
Jeffrey said, Zahid should disclose the extent of the problem and ought to know that IC scanning alone would not solve the problem.
“After all, he is the minister responsible for internal security, the national registration, immigration as well as being the DPM and co-chairs the main Cabinet Committee set up after the RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah and tasked with resolving the long-standing problem,” he said.
“The RCI Report confirmed that foreigners and illegal immigrants were issued ICs not in accordance with the law and that the so-called ‘Project IC’ probably existed. The report also found that ineligible foreigners were entered into the electoral rolls,” he added.
courtesy of THE BORNEO POST
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