The significance of May 16 cannot be understated; a significant journey commences with a single stride – Former Sabah Rep

KOTA KINABALU: Former Petagas assemblyman Datuk James Ligunjang stated that if the Federal Government had consistently fulfilled its commitment to allocate 40% of revenue entitlements to Sabah since 1963, the challenges faced by Sabahans today could have been mitigated.


He emphasised that this lack of compliance has hindered the development of critical infrastructure such as roads, electricity, water, health, and education systems in Sabah.

Ligunjang highlighted that for 61 years, Sabah has upheld its end of the bargain with the Federation of Malaysia, as stated in the Malaysia Agreement of 1963.

“It is disheartening to witness the continuous disregard for this agreement, as if it were trivial and disposable.

“We are currently seeking justice in the court, with a hearing set for May 16, 2024, for a judicial review to affirm the legitimacy of our claim to this 40% revenue entitlement,” he said in his latest social media post.

In this crucial moment, Ligunjang stressed the importance of the people’s support for the Sabah Law Society as they advocate for the rights and welfare of the Sabah people.

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