First session of the IGC
Published on: Friday, October 19, 1962
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NORTH BORNEO NEWS & SABAH TIMES - (Friday, October 19, 1962) - JESSELTON, Thursday. - Plenary Sessions of the Malaysia Inter-Governmental Committee will be held in Jesselton next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The first Session will begin on Monday afternoon, 22nd October. 

Lord Lansdowne, who is expected to arrive in Jesselton tomorrow, will be Chairman of the meeting and leader of the United Kingdom delegation. 

Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato Hussain, Deputy Chairman, and leader of the Federation of Malaya delegation is due to fly into Jesselton on Sunday afternoon. 

Their Deputies — Sir John Martin and Dato’ Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Majid — who are already in Jesselton, will also attend the sessions. 

The leader of the Sarawak delegation, Mr F. D. Jake-way, Chief Secretary, will arrive in Jesselton by RAF plane on Saturday at 6 pm. On the same plane will be the Governor of, Sarawak, Sir Alexander Waddell, who is coming on a one-day visit for private disscussions with Sir William Goode. 

Joint leaders 

Mr R. N. Turner, Chief Secretary, and Mr Donald Stephens will be joint leaders of the North Borneo delegation.

A preparatory meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee, at which both Lord Lansdowne and Tun Abdul Razak were present, was held on 30th August, when it was agreed that a plenary session should be held in Jesselton in the middle of October. 

“Further meetings will be held as and when required” stated the communique issued after the meeting. 

In the meantime representatives of Britain, Malaya, Sarawak and North Borneo have been attending Sub-Committee Meetings.

The five Sub-Committees agreed at the preparatory meetings were Constitutional, Fiscal, Legal and Judicial, Departmental Organisation, and Public Service. 

Two more members of the I.G.C. Malayan delegation are expected by tomorrow afternoon’s Viscount: Enche Ismail bin Yusof and Eache Zainal Abidin bin Sulong. 

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