Hajiji: Tempasuk rep went against agreement to stay independent

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  • Saturday, 26 Jan 2019

Parti Warisan Sabah chief Mohd Shafie (left) receiving Musbah's application to join the party in Kota Kinabalu on Friday (Jan 25). – Bernama

KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Umno leader Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor has chided Tempasuk assemblyman Datuk Musbah Jamli for joining Parti Warisan Sabah, saying that the latter's move was about protecting his personal interests.

Hajiji, who is also Sulaman assemblyman, said Musbah's decision went against what was mutually agreed by all former Sabah Umno elected representatives when they jointly declared their withdrawal from the party last December.

"Musbah's action clearly shows that he is an unprincipled and indecisive man.

"Although it is his democratic right to do what he did, it still displeases the rakyat. I am confident that they will reject and punish such leaders in the next state election," the former Sabah deputy chief minister said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 26).

Hajiji and Musibah were part of the Dec 12 mass exodus from Sabah Umno.

Musibah's move to join Warisan on Friday (Jan 26) further strengthens the Warisan-led state coalition government under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

This move is set to break the united front of ex-Sabah Umno leaders, who were seeking to bring in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to the state.

Musbah was among nine Umno assemblymen, six MPs, two Senators and 21 Umno division chiefs led by former state party chief Hajiji (who is now an independent).

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