PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem met to discuss matters involving devolution of power to the state at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday.
A source who attended the meeting described talks between the Prime Minister and Chief Minister over the issue as “very fruitful.”
“A statement on the outcome of the meeting will be issued later,” said the source, who confirmed that the meeting lasted nearly two hours..
On Sunday, Adenan said his meeting with the Prime Minister would also touch on the inter-governmental committee report and recommendations, Malaysia Agreement 1963, Malaysia Act and Cobbold Commission report.
The Chief Minister also planned to submit two memoranda on the state government’s position on devolution.
Adenan had spoken at length on the matter in the state legislative assembly sitting last month and more recently, he had said that negotiations on devolution should begin immediately following the Federal Government’s positive response to the state’s request for relevant historical documents to be considered in granting administrative and constitutional empowerment to Sarawak.