THE STATE Reform Party (STAR) said if it forms or leads the next state government, it would consider taking matters to court, including international courts, if then Federal Government continued to trample on the 1963 pledges and the Malaysia Agreement.
Deputy chairman of the Sabah chapter of STAR, Daniel John Jambun, said it is pertinent that the next state government subscribed to the Borneo Agenda if Sabah is to be saved from further destruction by unfavourable policies by Federal power against it.
"We have seen the destructions to Sabah's right and autonomy. It most important that we form state government so that we have strong locus standi to seek remedial actions from the court, including the international court," he said.
Jambun said this when he launched the Kadamaian STAR at a gathering in Kampung Kelawat near here Wednesday.
He also said that what STAR is seeking is the restoration of "absolute autonomy" for Sabah and also Sarawak, as agreed in the 20 Points agreement for Sabah and the 18 Points for Sarawak as pre-conditions for the two independent countries then to federate with Singapore and Malaya in 1963 in a new Federation of Malaysia.
"What we will be seeking is the restoration of our rights and autonomy in accordance with the all guarantees and Malaysia Agreement signed by the British Government, Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak in London in 1963," he said.
Also in attendance were Sabah STAR state secretary Guandee Kohoi, STAR head for Kota Belud division, Rubin Guribah, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council leader, Peter Marajin as well as other leaders of STAR. - Sabahkini