Britain obliged to protect Borneo territories: Unko
Published on: Monday, December 10, 1962
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North Borneo News And Sabah Times - (Monday, December 10, 1962) - JESSELTON, Sunday.- The United National Kadazan Organisation in their monthly meeting of the Executive Committee held today discussed, among other problems, the insurrection in Brunei.

The Executive Committee after their meeting issued the following statement.

The Committee at its meeting today unanimously passed the following resolutions:

ONE – That the Unko should inform the Government of Sabah and request the Sabah Government to convey to Her Majesty’s Government that the Unko expects the United Kingdom Government will not shirk its responsibilities to protect the lives and property of the people of Sabah.

TWO – That the Unko fully supports all the action taken by the Government to put down the rebellion on Weston and will support the Government in all actions taken against aggression.

THREE – The Unko urges the Government to revive as soon as possible the North Borneo Volunteer Force so as to allow all able-bodied men in the country to take part in the defence of Sabah.

The Unko Executive Committee also passed a resolution condemning Azahari’s statement that he would have their leader, Mr. Donald Stephen, face a “court-martial”. 

The Resolution said that it was proved that Azahari was not only an enemy of the Unko but of all the peoples of Sabah; it condemned Azahari as a “bandit and a coward” because of whom many lives were lost and thousand have been made to suffer in Brunei. 

The attack on Mr. Donald stephens, the Unko resolution said, was accepted as an attack on the Unko.

The Unko Executive Committee agreed that a meeting of the National council of the Alliance should be held as soon as possible to discuss the situation.

It is believed that the presiding Chairman of the National Council, Datu Mustapha, will call a meeting of the National Council to be held on 11th at the Alliance Headquarters in Jesselton.

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