Kurup: I took Tok Mat’s advice

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  • Tuesday, 09 Aug 2005

KENINGAU: Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) took the advice of a former federal leader in not pursuing the proposed merger with another Kadazandusun-based party, Upko. 

Its president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup told party members at the Bingkor division meeting that former Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tan Sri Mohamad Rahmat had advised him to stay on and continue leading the party. 

“Tok Mat advised me not to dissolve PBRS and continue the party’s struggle for the people of Sabah. I accepted his advice,” said Kurup, whose party’s year-long merger talks with Upko led by Tan Sri Bernard Dompok collapsed. 

Dompok had informed his party's 11th Congress that the merger talks were off as both sides could not agree on common grounds – with Upko preferring to retain its Kadazandusun and Murut racial outlook while the PBRS wanted a multiracial face.  

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