PBS Sec-Gen Wants Former KDM PKR Members To Unite
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- Parti
Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin
said the party doors were always open to anyone, including
former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Datuk
Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and other former PKR members from the
Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) community.
He said PBS, one of the Barisan Nasional (BN) component
parties, was willing to accept them for the sake of unity,
particularly those from the KDM community in Sabah.
"If we are not united, we will have little impact
(politically), either in the ruling Barisan Nasional or
in the opposition.
"That's why, the KDM community must be united for
the good of the community, the people and the state...we
cannot afford to be disunited," he told Bernama here
Henrynus was commenting on the mass exodus of PKR leaders
from its KDM task force on Wednesday, just days after Dr
Jeffrey walked out, and they pledged allegiance to Dr Jeffrey's
newly-formed non-governmental organisation, United Borneo
Calling on them to rally behind the BN through PBS, he
said their support would surely help strengthen the party.
He said the fact that many PKR members, who were disheartened
with the party and left the opposition, showed that PKR
was not the best platform for the KDM community in Sabah
to pursue their political struggle.
Henrynus said BN should be the number one choice for them.
"Let's unite in BN. Let us together promote unity
and harmony as emphasised under the 1Malaysia concept,"