LUMUT: A group of people, including politicians and individuals living abroad have been warned by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to give up their bid to have Sabah and Sarawak secede from Malaysia.
Ahmad Zahid said on Saturday that legal action would be taken on those responsible, adding that police were conducting investigations on those identified to be involved.
He said that once investigations were complete, the papers would be sent to the Attorney-General to initiate prosecutions.
Ahmad Zahid said some of these people wanted Sabah and Sarawak to come under a sultanate that no longer exists, some wanted the two states to be independent and some wanted them to join another country.
“I ask them to stop what they are doing or face the consequences,” he told reporters after opening the Lumut Umno Division delegates meeting here.
The Umno vice-president added that these individuals were playing up the issue and instigating the people of the two states.
He said Sabah and Sarawak were very much a part of Malaysia and the question of neo-colonialism did not arise at all.
“They (the two states) know that their revenue and allocations are small compared to the allocations coming from the federal level,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid said the referendum conducted by the Cobbold Commission prior to the formation of Malaysia was endorsed by the United Nations and was still in force. – Bernama