SANDAKAN – Democratic Action Party (DAP) MP Vivian Wong warns the Philippines not to make any baseless claim on the issue immediately as such provocations are deemed irresponsible.
The Philippines recently passed a new bill that requires the inclusion of Sabah as part of the country’s map on their passport.
According to Vivian, the bill was purely a irresponsible act from Philippines. Moving from a mere political rheotic to passing a bill now. The move is baseless and unacceptable.
Vivian said she supported Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s stand to demand the immediate action from Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato Seri Hishamuddin Bin Tun Hussien to summon the Philippines Ambassador to Malaysia to formally file a protest.
United Nations’ member states list states that Sabah is part of the founding members of the Federation of Malaysia. The Federation of Malaysia was formed with merger of the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963.
The Sandakan MP said that such provocation act not only strains the good relationships between the Asean member states but also attacking the credibility of United Nations. Vivian also demands apology from the Philippines for making such baseless claim as Sabah will always be part of Malaysia and must be defended at all times.