Sabah: A snap election?





Musa did not specify the majority he has but said the alliance would be made up of representatives from Sabah Umno, PPBM, STAR, PBS and elected assemblymen from Warisan, Upko, PKR and DAP.



Bung Moktar said he did not have much knowledge of purported moves to form a new state government but Umno had nothing to do with such efforts.

“Sabah Umno is not behind such (reported) efforts. What I know is that now is the time to strengthen Sabah Umno to face the next general election,” he told reporters after a meeting with Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, here today.

Asked on the meeting with Ahmad Zahid, Bung Moktar said it involved all Umno leaders at various levels in Sabah.

He said the two-day meeting from yesterday discussed the current political developments in the country.

“Malaysian politics has changed. Who would have expected the Pakatan Harapan government to collapse even before one term is up?

“There are many challenges we have to face in the new normal of politics and this was among the matters presented by the Umno president,” he added. – Bernama



Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 01:35 PM MYT


AMPANG, July 26 — Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pledged his coalition’s continued support today for the Sabah government under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. 

Anwar, who is also the PKR president, said the coalition will meet soon with Shafie whose government is rumoured to be facing an attempt to engineer its collapse through defections.

“For us, it is Pakatan Harapan Plus. Our position is that he (Shafie) has the mandate, we will continue to support him,” he told reporters after launching the Keadilan Information Convention at De Palma Hotel here.

Anwar was responding to a reporter who asked whether PH would support Shafie in Sabah. 

Shafie was reportedly a party leader who did not support Anwar’s selection as the PH Plus candidate to be prime minister.

However, this was later resolved when the PKR chapters in Sabah and Sarawak declared support for Anwar.


Saturday, 25 Jul 2020


KOTA KINABALU: Amid speculation of attempts to overthrow the Sabah government, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) has declared that his administration is intact.

“We are still here as a government. In fact, such talk about us being toppled started on day one when we took over,” he said.

He urged the people to remain calm and continue with their everyday lives, saying there was no need to listen to such claims.

Shafie said state leaders were trying their best to take care of the people’s well-being, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As such, he said it was unfortunate that there were continuous attempts to disrupt the state’s stability.

On Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s allegation that Parti Warisan Sabah was “hiding” its elected representatives to keep them from leaving, Shafie said there was no reason for him to do so.

“I don’t micromanage my people on the ground. Why do I have to hide people? They have families to care for and they are walking about freely,” he said.

Citing an example, Shafie said he did not “hide” or threaten the two assemblymen – Datuk Limus Jury (Kuala Penyu) and Datuk James Ratib (Sugut) – when they decided to leave Upko to support the Perikatan Nasional government.

He also said talk of the opposition bloc trying to lure state assemblymen to support them needed to be investigated.

“We want to know who these agents or representatives coming to visit and trying to lure assemblymen are. Who is behind them and who gave them the orders?” he said.




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