SARAWAK will make a “complete announcement” soon on the next move by the high-level task force to negotiate matters related to its special rights and Malaysia Agreement 1963, said Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas.
“We are having discussions with the chief minister on the matter and he (chief minister) has also discussed the matter with the prime minister,” he said in Kuching today.
The Sarawak government wanted Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to lead a federal task force to negotiate matters related to the state’s special rights and Malaysia Agreement 1963.
Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said the Sarawak side of the task force would be headed by Uggah with the other two deputy chief ministers James Masing and Awang Tengah Ali Hasan as members.
On November 9, the Sarawak legislative assembly unanimously adopted a motion mandating the state government to form a high-level special task force to negotiate with Putrajaya on all matters related to the state’s special rights and the Malaysia Agreement 1963.