KDM parties rally call for maximum unity
Home Sabah National Business Sport Features Home / Sabah Local News KDM parties rally call for maximum unity Published on: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Kota Kinabalu: PBS Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili called for maximum unity among the Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) KDM component parties in order to achieve maximum victory for BN in the coming general election.
He said the KDM parties have the same goal and objective, and "there is much room for improvement in terms of cooperation."
"Now is no longer the time to play games. Politics is about numbers. If you are little, the impact is less.
The chance for you to help your party and community is also less.
"So the days of playing and 'buyuk buyuk' (cheating) must stop. We in BN do not play 'buyuk buyu k' but the opposition parties do."
Maximus said PBS lost some seats in the last general election probably due to miscommunications between PBS and Upko, poor party machinery and lack of allocations.
"But we want to inform Chief Minister-cum-Sabah BN Chairman Tan Sri Musa that this time around we will be going all out in our effort to win back the seats," he said.
Maximus also reiterated that PBS was seeking to be given more seats from the 13 new state seats once it has been decided. Previously, it was reported that PBS is eyeing to be allocated five to six new state seats.
Among the objectives of the joint meeting was also to set aside the impression of the general public that the indigenous community in Sabah has been split and are weak in politics.
Another objective was to demonstrate unity among leaders of the three indigenious local BN parties in advancing and safeguarding the interests of the i ndigenous people despite being in different political platform.
It was also to build a model of cooperation in areas allocated to the local political parties within the BN, with the aim of achieving a strong victory in their respective constituencies in the 14th general election, and to unite in fighting for the same direction.
Upko President Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said all Sabah BN KDM leaders and members must set aside their differences and work together in order to emerge victorious in the coming general election.
He said there was pressure from the opposition, which resorted to creating rumours and slanders to divide the ruling BN government.
"All we need is just one weapon to defeat the opposition, which is unity, as exemplified in today's meeting," he said.
Tangau said all KDM component party members should parry the opposition rumours and slanders by proving to the people that the BN governm ent is the people's right choice.
"The opposition will continuously make empty promises as they have no capacity and desire to improving the State, but to win the election to fulfil their political agenda to take over the ruling government," he added.
The opposition, Tangau said, has not come up with a single plan to develop the State, especially with Sabah already well developed under the leadership of the Chief Minister and Prime Minister.
"The coming election is a just a platform for them (opposition parties) to fulfil their wish to replace the Chief Minister and Prime Minister," he added.
Tangau reminded the KDM party members that there is no more room or time to play around and instead must concentrate to strengthen their positions in their respective areas as well as give full support to all BN candidates.
Arthur, who represented PBRS President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, said co-operation among KD M parties should not be practised during election but also in the Cabinet and the grassroots level.
"Today's gathering shows there is no problem with our co-operation and unity.
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