MALAYSIA DOES NOT ENTERTAIN ANY CLAIM TO SABAH STATE BY ANY PARTY

KUALA LUMPUR– Foreign Minister Anifah Aman reiterated the government’s position that the Philippine’s claim on Sabah is without basis and that Sabah has been recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since its formation on Sept 16, 1963.

“As such, Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah,” he said.

He cautioned Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to not raise the issue of the Philippines’ claim over Sabah as the subject to serve its own “gutter politics”.

Anifah who is also the Kimanis Member of Parliament (MP) said the accusation by the party’s secretarary-general Loretta Padua Jr that the government did not want to conclusively resolve the claim made by the Philippines on Sabah, was baseless.

“This accusation is baseless, provocative, misleading and is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” he said in a statement released by the ministry, here.

Loretta had on July 28, accused Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein of trying to divert the question on the claim, posed by the party’s president, who is also Semporna MP Shafei Apdal in parliament a day earlier, by raising the threat of the Daesh group in the region.

Anifah said as an MP for some years, Shafie was well acquainted with the Malaysian Government’s position on the issue.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK