KOTA KINABALU, May 14, 2015:
Opposition leaders and local activists are expected to talk on the “Malaysian Dilemma” in a forum that is set to be held at the Peregrine Function Room, Likas Square at Teluk Likas here this Sunday.
Organised by the Gerakan Perpaduan dan Perubahan Sabah (GPS), the forum is expected to be attended by 500 participants from various non-governmental organisations representing a cross section of society.
This is the first of several series of forums conducted and would bring together Tamparuli assemblyman Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing of Angkatan Perubahan Sabah, Bingkor assemblyman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan of Sabah State Reform Party, and Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee to be among the panel of speakers during the forum, as well as Bersih Sabah chairman Jannie Lasimbang.
According to GPS chairman Datuk Kalakau Untol, two personalities from Kuala Lumpur will also be speaking during the function, but did not disclose any names.
“Among the topics to be presented and deliberated during the forum will be issues relating to the Royal Commission of Inquiry reports, Sabah’s position vis-a-vis the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the cleaning up of the electoral rolls.
“However, among the most pivotal issues to be presented will be Malaysia’s economic position in view of the 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) controversy and and how it affects the integrity of the government; reaction to the implementation of GST (Goods and Services Tax) will also be expected to be discussed,” said Kalakau.
He said they hope to present to Parliament reactions and feelings as well as objection derived from the forum in the coming parliamentary session which starts next week.