Monday, 24 May 2010

DAP fully supports PAS proposal for a suit to be filed against the federal government for ceding away the oil-rich offshore Blocks L and M in South China Sea

DAP fully supports the PAS proposal for a suit to be filed against the Federal Government for ceding away the oil-rich offshore Blocks L and M in South China Sea to protect the rights of future generations of Sarawakians, Sabahans and Malaysians.
Kelantan state councillor Husam Musa yesterday proposed a legal suit against the federal government for ceding away the oil-rich maritime boundary areas to Brunei.
DAP endorses Husam’s demands and calls on the Prime Minister to issue a White Paper pertaining to all the following issues:
• Reveal to the public all communiques between Putrajaya, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak and national oil company Petronas pursuant to the ceding of the boundary areas.
• Report all decisions made by the cabinet about the matter.
• Convene a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the issue.
I suggest Husam head a Pakatan Rakyat special committee to prepare for such a suit against the Federal Government to obtain a declaration that the ceding of the boundary areas to Brunei is invalid and unconstitutional if Putrajaya refuses to be transparent and accountable for its actions and to furnish answers to the many questions about Malaysian sovereignty to Limbang as well as to the Blocks L and M.
I will propose the establishment of such a special committee headed by Husam at the next meeting of the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council.