No one have been able to find a copy of the 18 Point Agreement. Most of the people who know it or may still have a copy in the private collection have already brought it to their grave namely Datu James Wong Kim Ming and Datuk Tra Zenda.
The initial copy which was at Wikipedia have since been
deleted by the creator. Suggesting the very sensitive natureof the 18 Point Agreement to Sarawakians and UMN0′s eagerness to set foot in Sarawak.
Nearest we can get to the 18th Point Agreement is Sabah’s 20 Point Agreement on the formation of Malaysia involving, Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak.
Whatever its contents, we believe it is close to the 20 Point Agreement covering Sabah or a slight deviation, especially special rights, privileges and position of the Dayak Community, which render it sensitive to warrant its deletion from Wikipedia.
Perhaps inline with aspirations of East Malaysians demand to seek recognition, this years Merdeka Celebrations with not be held on a grand scale. Instead resources is divert to organise National-Malaysia Day on 16th September, 2011. Ironically, it was PKR Sarawak who fought for this recognition throught the efforts of former Padungan State Assemblyman and Ex PKR Member, Mr Dominique Ng Kim Ho.
Due to increased awareness and demands being made by Sarawakians, 916 was officially declared a Public Holiday by Putrajaya in 2011 to signify the day Malaysia was formed with Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak coming together with Malaya as equal partners (not as one of the 11 States in Malaya) to form the Federation of Malaysia.
The Video below by Raja Petra Kamaruddin in collaboration with Radio Free Sarawak, explains in brief the 18 Point Agreement. Regretably Raja Petra is not able to go into more detail, except some points on Sarawak being equal partners and our autonomy.
Selamat Hari Malaysia …. 916 will now remain and should remain as a main issue confronting UMNO-PBB-BN as we do not seem to be equal partners as far as development, socio-economics, education and health care services is concerned.