KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Pakatan Harapan and its partner Parti Warisan Sabah is positive they have a good chance of toppling the state government led by state Barisan Nasional chief Tan Sri Musa Aman.
Sabah Pakatan chairman Christina Liew said at a press conference on Monday (May 7) that she believed there has been a shift in the Muslim bumiputra support for them with the presence of Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who leads Warisan.
“We do expect a Muslim bumiputra swing towards us,” said Liew, who is defending her Api Api state seat and attempting to secure the Tawau parliamentary seat in the east coast for GE14.
However, she said many non-Muslim bumiputra political parties might hamper support for the Warisan-Pakatan team that has emerged as the main contender to Barisan in most of the 60 state and 25 parliamentary seats.
“I do not know if it was a strategy to have so many small Kadazandusun-Murut parties,” she said, referring to their key rival - the four-party Gabungan Sabah as well as Parti Cinta Sabah and Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri that are among the field of opposition parties locked in four- and five-cornered fights across the state.“I hope the people will see the bigger picture. It is possible for the people to support our aim to change the current Barisan government,” she said, adding that the GE14 was crucial for the state and the country.
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