'Putting To Rest' rests the claim to Malaysia's Sabah
Book extinguishes the proclamations made on Sabah
Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail's book entitled ‘Putting to Rest the Claim to Sabah by the Self-proclaimed Sultanate of Sulu’ was launched at the Political Transformation Conference held at the Magellan Resort on April 3rd
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“We thought it is high-time the public is informed about our stance on the claims that have been made,” said Malaysia’s Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail at the Political Transformation Conference held at the Magellan Resort in Kota Kinabalu on April 2nd.
Malaysia's Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail
“The research for this book started at least three or four years ago. The materials were collected and retrieved by colleagues who, some of them, travelled to different countries including the United States of America in order to do so,” said Gani.
“We have done an extensive amount of research which includes articles and documents that have become very important to us and through this book we are able to cite it to you without prejudice,” he said while also citing the United Nation Secretary General’s report as one of the reference materials used to garner more information.
Gani took the initiative to detail the status and historical background of Sabah through his book entitled ‘Putting to Rest the Claim to Sabah by the Self-proclaimed Sultanate of Sulu’. He also explains Malaysia's position under international law and discusses the claims of the Sulu and Philippines on Sabah.
According to the Attorney General, the book details the exact happenings and the agreements that were set during the times of Gustav Baron Von Overbeck as well as British North Borneo Company Founder Alfred Dent. The book also outlines the events that led Sabah to join the Federation of Malaya which ultimately culminated in the formation Malaysia. Besides that, Gani also touches on the subject of Cobbold Commission in his book.
“I think a lot of people have been talking about and are confused about the details of the Cobbold Commission,” he said. “I thought maybe just this once, I would pen down what was reported exactly in order to provide clarity over the subject.”
The 149-page book is jointly published by Razak School of Government and the Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books. The RM30 book is expected to be available in the market by this week and it can also be purchased online at ecommerce.itbm.com.my.
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p/s Thank you Tan Sri Gani Patail for spending your precious time to put such important facts about Sabah on record. When the next claimant, who thinks he is the Sultan of Swing, comes, we shall swing him with this book and give his followers some swing ;-) ... but maybe the Phillipines' media could start reading this book before making a fool of themselves and the people of Philippines who read their newspapers and portals.