Jeffrey can’t be a BN independent

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Jul 2003

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Musa Aman put to rest any doubts on the position off Bingkor assemblyman Datuk Dr Jeffrey by declaring that there was no precedent for a “Barisan independent assemblyman” in the state. 

The Chief Minister said Dr Jeffrey was not a member of the Sabah Barisan as he was not affiliated to any of the component parties and as such they would not consider him to be fielded as a coalition candidate for the coming state elections. 

“As far we are concerned he is not in the Barisan although he (Dr Jeffrey) says he supports the Barisan,” Musa told reporters here on his return from Bandar Seri Begawan where he held talks with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. 

He said Dr Jeffrey had to join any of the Barisan component parties for him to be considered as a Barisan candidate in the coming state elections due anytime from now to March. 

Dr Jeffrey, who has been without a party since quiting Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah last year, has failed to rejoin his brother Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan’s Parti Bersatu Sabah and his application to join Umno was rejected.  

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