Borneonisation suit on July 23
KINABALU, Monday 18 June 2012 - The Kota Kinabalu High Court today has
fixed July 23 as the next mention date in the "Borneonisation" case
brought by retired police inspector Bernard Fung Fon Chen, 70, and
ex-teacher Mohd Nazib Maidan Dally, age 35, against the Federal and
Sabah State governments for allegedly failing to implement the
Borneonisation of the public service in Sabah as promised in the
Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Inter-Government Committee Report.
Justice Datuk David Wong Dak Wah has also given the defendants until 18
July to file their affidavits in opposition.
The KK High Court had on May 25 dismissed the application of the
Federal and State governments to strike out the "Borneonisation" suit
ruling, among others, that the plaintiffs have the right and the locus
standi to come to court for the court to decide whether the government
has failed to implement the undertakings and assurances contained in
the Malaysia Agreement of 1963.
Nazib (left), Lawyer Peter Marajin (centre), Datuk Liew Teck Chan
Counsel for the Sabah State Government today informed the High Court
that the State Government is appealing against the Court dismissal of
the government's application to strike out the suit. Puan Nur Aimi
Binti Arazmi appeared for the Federal Government while Mohammad Bin Abd
Sani appeared for the State Government.
Present in court today was lawyer for the plaintiffs Peter Marajin with
Nazib Maidan accompanied by Likas Assemblyman who is also SAPP Deputy
President Datuk Liew Teck Chan and other SAPP members who came to show
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