KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing described United Borneo Front (UBF) founder Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s advocacy for Malaysia to be “one country, two systems” as divisive and dangerous.
He said the proposal was against the objective of the formation of Malaysia and should be rejected outright by all peace-loving Malaysians.
“His (Dr Jeffery) view is very dangerous for nation building because we already are moving forward as one nation under 1Malaysia.
“To think otherwise means that he wants to break up this country. This, we should never allow,” Masing told The Borneo Post here yesterday.
Jeffery had said that the federal government should allow Sabah and Sarawak to be developed based on their own capitalist economic and political systems.
He explained that the two states should be allowed to have their own systems as they were different from Peninsular Malaysia.
“Our rights are not the same as theirs. Our geographical condition is different and we do not have economic growth as the other states in the peninsular have,” said Jeffery, adding that the 20 Point Agreement had clearly stated that Sabah and Sarawak were equal partners with Malaya and not one of the states in Malaysia.