KOTA KINABALU: Solidariti Masyarakat Sabah (SMS), an NGO which concedes that 56 per cent of the people in Sabah want to exit Malaysia, has lodged a police report against UK-based Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM), an NGO whose objectives are self-explanatory.
“If the UN has a Referendum in Sabah, 56 per cent of the people especially the young will vote for it (getting out),” claimed SMS pro-tem President Musli Oli.
“But they do not know what will happen after that.”
Musli, who did not say how he arrived at the figure, was commenting on the police report he lodged on Tuesday against SSKM.
Musli qualified his comments against SSKM, led by Sabahan Doris Jones, by saying that he was in favour of full autonomy for Sabah as proposed by the Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) President Yong Teck Lee.
“We fight for Sabah rights within the framework of Malaysia,” said Musli. “We fight for the Malaysia Agreement 1963, higher oil royalty and for Sabah to be recognised as a Nation but within the Federation.”
Explaining the differences between SSKM and SMS which prompted the police report, he claimed that the former was trying to instil hatred towards Sabah and national leaders.
“There’s a SSKM video on YouTube talking about bringing Sabah and Sarawak out of Malaysia,” said Musli. “It has been shared 10,000 times. They must be investigated and stopped in their campaign and the ways they use to garner support.”
SSKM, warned Musli, is active in social media like Facebook, Twitter, newsletters and blogs besides being on YouTube and holding ceramah and seminars especially in the interior of Sabah.
SSM, stressed Musli, is particularly upset that the United Borneo Front (UBF), an NGO led by Bingkor Assemblyman Jeffrey Kitingan, is working with SSKM to collect 300,000 signatures in Borneo for a 2nd People’s Petition on self-determination to be submitted to the United Nations.
The 1st People’s Petition in 1962 was allegedly derailed by the British through the Brunei rebellion.
SSKM was not present in Miri recently when the 2nd People’s Petition was signed by Jeffrey and the Sarawak Association for People’s Aspirations (Sapa) President Lina Soo and other NGOs.