Sabah Bersatu given autonomy to manage own party

ASYIKIN ASMIN
ASYIKIN ASMIN
28 May 2022 07:30pm
Sabah Bersatu deputy chief Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun
Sabah Bersatu deputy chief Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun
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KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Bersatu has been given the autonomous power to manage the party in the state since the beginning.

The party’s state deputy chief Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said Sabah Bersatu, being a party in the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) was not a problem.

“From the beginning, Bersatu has stated that it has given us the discretion to manage ourselves (Sabah Bersatu) from the start. Although it was not clearly stated, I assume that we are given the autonomy indirectly.

"I think this is enough for us to form coalitions and one of the coalition that was formed was GRS," he said when met by reporters after the launching ceremony of GRS at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), on Saturday.

He said this when asked about Bersatu as a national party which is now in GRS.

Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan

Meanwhile, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said he was of the view that they remain in Perikatan Nasional (PN) despite being in the GRS.

"PN is in the national component and we are still part of it, so far there are no changes,” he said.

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Prior to that, Kitingin who is also GRS deputy chairman said he wanted the establishment of GRS to strengthen local politics.

“So we will continue to contribute to national (political) stability,” he said.