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Sabah, Sarawak must not give up
Published on: Monday, May 27, 2024
By: David Thien
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Sabah, Sarawak must not give up
Dr Shad said Sabah and Sarawak contribute huge territories – about approximately 60 per cent of total land area of Malaysia.
Kota Kinabalu: West Malaysian party politics dominance due to lack of Sabah and Sarawak parliament representation continue to perpetuate an unfair distribution of federal funds for development in both states.

Emeritus Prof. Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi said “money represents power” and encouraged Sabah to continue to struggle for its entitled equitable constitutional fiscal equity. 

He was presenting a public lecture after launching “My Country and I: The Malaysia Agreement 1963 children book” at the Tanjung Aru Library recently accompanied by the authors Datin Fazar Arif and Mazlianie Mohd Lan.

“There should be an equitable distribution of the wealth of the nation between the Federal Government and the states and a shared control over the sources of revenue.





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