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Keadilan spreading rumours about PBS

KOTA BELUD, March 1 (Daily Express) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat should stop using "dirty" tactics in their political talks by associating Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) with the opposition to form the Government replacing Barisan Nasional (BN).

PBS Vice President Herbert Timbon Lagadan claimed that such tactics were being used by Keadilan as a topic, particularly in PBS-represented areas.

"I would like to stress here that PBS as a component member of the BN has no relations whatsoever with KeadilanÉ(President PBS) Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan also has no business with the opposition party," he said here Wednesday.

Herbert who is also Kadamaian Assemblyman and a political secretary to the Chief Minister, was rejecting claims by several Keadilan speakers to this effect in their talks at Kampung Lobong-Lobong and Kampung Piasau, recently.

According to him, based on information he had received, the speakers told the audience that Pairin would be merging with Keadilan in the coming General Election.

"The opposition also claimed that Pairin had already issued directive to several PBS leaders to assist Keadilan because if Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan wins he will be appointed as Chief Minister while Pairin as the country's Deputy Prime Minister," he said.

"This is all not true, it is a blatant lie. This is the only way for them (Keadilan) to gain sympathy from the rakyat especially PBS supporters," he said.


 

 

 

 

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