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Sabah is Malaysia's, not Philippines': Musa
Published on: Saturday, August 01, 2020
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Kota Kinabalu: Any claim by the Philippines or any other party on Sabah should not be recognised and entertained, said former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

He said Sabah is part of the federation of Malaysia and there is no argument or dispute on the matter.

"I urge the Philippines including its Foreign Minister to stop this type of narrative for its internal political purposes because it's not good for bilateral relations within Asean member countries," said Musa in a statement Saturday.

"In the recent High Court case of Government of Malaysia v Nurhima Kiram Fornan & Ors (2020), Judge Martin Idang’s decision makes it abundantly clear that Sabah is Malaysia's and no other nation has any right or power over Sabah's affairs.

"So let me once again clearly state that we do not recognise or acknowledge any claim by the Philippines on Sabah.

"Sabah is part of Malaysia and has chosen to be and would continue to be a part of the sovereign nation since the state became party to its formation."

The people in Sabah choose to be in the State because it is in Malaysia, said Musa, adding Sabahans have been enjoying peace, stability and economic prosperity within Malaysia.

Musa was responding to Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin Jr who recently said Sabah is part of the Philippines.


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