backstabbers want Max to give up one seat'
KOTA MARUDU, Nov 13 (Daily Express) ---
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) here is all for Minister in the
Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili defending
his Kota Marudu parliamentary and Tandek seats in the next
PBS Tandek Youth chief, Webley Disim, all delegates representing
the 121 branches of the division had unanimously supported
the notion during a meeting on May 21, this year that Maximus
contest in both seats.
He said there
was no reason why the party's Deputy President should relinquish
a seat when PBS and other State Barisan Nasional (BN) component
parties in the district are also standing firmly behind
what he had said is just a new development in the politics
of the party," he said Monday when commenting on a
statement by Maximus on Saturday that he is willing to give
up one of his seats in the coming general elections.
Webley said the
rate of development in Kota Marudu is very rapid due to
Maximus' position in the Federal Cabinet.
He said that
the cultural and social programmes in the district are also
very glaring under the leadership of Maximus as evidenced
through the number of people attending the events being
He believed that
Maximus came out with the statement after being instigated
by certain people.
he said, should be sacked from the party because they are
not only insincere but also backstabbers.
while he was leaving it to party President Datuk Seri Joseph
Pairin Kitingan to decide whether to continue letting him
contest in both seats, he had always believed in the "distribution
During the last
election, arrangement was made for him and two other BN
candidates from PBS to contest two seats because there were
some reservations over the coalition winning those seats.
will relinquish both if the President told me to do so,"
he said that the BN need not listen to the opposition, in
particular the DAP, since "we have our own policy".
that the respective component party presidents usually decide
the candidacy issue before the final decision is made with
the top BN leadership.
said that Maximus should be allowed to continue defending
the two seats in Kota Marudu and Tandek because his leadership
has been proven.
he (Maximus) has not made any mistakes and we in Tandek
will continue to strongly support him," he said.