KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno believes Parti Warisan Sabah will be the biggest loser with the entry of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia into the Land Below the Wind.
Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Bung Moktar Radin said it was clear that Bersatu president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had broken his pre-May 9 promise to Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
“I think Warisan stands to lose the most with Bersatu playing them out,” he claimed when contacted.
“It is not our problem; it is for Warisan to handle,” said the Kinabatangan MP, who took over Sabah Umno when his predecessor Datuk Seri Hajiji Mohd Noor led nine assemblymen, five MPs, two senators and 21 division chiefs out of Umno on Dec 12.
It is widely perceived that Bersatu’s entry into Sabah is to fill the void left by the Umno exodus.
It was also speculated that the ex-Umno leaders would be part of Bersatu in Sabah, much to the alarm of Warisan and its state partners PKR and DAP.
Many observers expect inter-party movements to take place in the next few weeks or months.
But Bung Moktar said he did not foresee more departures from Sabah Umno.
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