SIBU: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), which is neither a Barisan component nor an Opposition party, will not be joining former prime minister Tun Dr Mathathir Mohamad’s new party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia as both have different political struggle.
Its Lanang branch secretary Frankie Anong said the party was more focused on home-ground issues.
“We are on our Borneolisation agenda.
“Our aim is to create awareness among the people on the rights of the state as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963. We want to fight for the right of the state to be given back,” he said after the opening of Lanang and Miri branches.
He said he knew about Dr Mahathir’s intention to galvanise all Opposition parties under Pribumi and contest against the Barisan in the next general election.
“We will not be joining him,” Frankie affirmed.
PBK, which was formed in 2013, had not decided whether to field any candidate in the next general election, he said.
“We did not contest in the 2016 state election. For the next general election, we will only decide whether to contest or not after we have set up more branches,” he added.
With the main branch and the two new branches of Lanang and Miri, the party now has a combined total of 600 members.
“We are now looking forward to set up more branches soon. Anybody can join us, including Sabah folk,” he added.