Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Salleh Said: Opposition has failed in Sabah

The resignations of several Sabah PKR and DAP leaders shows that the Opposition has failed to present itself as a viable alternative in the state, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the resignations also indicated that there was something wrong within PKR and DAP, and that the leaders were there to secure political positions.

"It clearly shows the failure of PKR and DAP to become an alternative in Sabah because if they are doing a good job, the leaders will not jump to another party.

"I am confident that the people of Sabah can judge the intention of these leaders who are chasing after political positions and clearly uninterested in giving the best services to the rakyat," he told reporters after launching the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council 2016 on Tuesday.

Salleh said only Barisan Nasional offered political stability in the state and would continue with its development agenda.

On Sunday, Klias assemblyman Datuk Lajim Ukin announced his departure from PKR, and is expected to join a local-based party headed by former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
PKR's Moyog assemblyman Terrence Siambun followed suit, about a week after the party's sole federal lawmaker in Sabah, Darrell Leiking, announced his resignation.

Seven Sabah DAP leaders also resigned on Sunday, including Likas assemblyman Junz Wong who quit his secretary position in the state chapter.

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