SANDAKAN: Former PASOK President, Cleftus Mojingol, who had just joined SAPP, said allegations that the 20 Points, Borneonisation and the Malaysia Agreement as outdated issues, are irresponsible and a great humiliation to the state and its people.
"A true Sabahan will regard these instruments of founding Malaysia as sacrosanct facts of history and will never say such degrading words against them.
"Malaysians and more so Sabahans must always protect and assert their rightful place in the Federation citing the 20 Points and the Malaysia Agreement among others..." he said commenting on the issues being brought up by SAPP and the ruling BN during their campaigning for the Batu Sapi by-election.
The palace sprawls over a 100,000 square metre (one million square foot) site which was annexed in the 1990s in what has since become a prime residential area. Works Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor said the palace is expected to be completed on June 30 next year, at a total cost of 797 million ringgit (258 million dollars).
|File photo shows Malaysian royal, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (C) flanked by Queen Nur Zahirah (R) alongside former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Kuala Lumpur. A massive new palace being built for the Malaysian royal family is expected to be completed next June, at a total cost of 258 million dollars, parliament has been told.|