Sabah DAP will stand behind Shafie, even if Bersatu comes to Sabah


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  • Sunday, 17 Feb 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP will be behind chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, even if Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia spreads its wings here.

Sabah DAP chairman Datuk Stephen Wong said Shafie as the new chief minister should be given a chance to lead the state.

"We will be behind him and we believe he is a capable chief minister," he said during the Sabah DAP Chinese New Year open house here Sunday (Feb 17).

He said if Bersatu enters Sabah, it would affect the Pakatan Harapan governance but then there was no stopping them if they insist on coming in.

As for having former Umno leaders joining Bersatu, Wong said DAP was not sure how to work with them in the government as yet.

"We can't say for now how we will work with them, but as I have mentioned before this, we do not condone to the move (by Bersatu to accept these former Umno leaders)," he said.

DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang, who was also present at the event, said he would not comment on Bersatu’s move yet.

"We will only comment after the Sabah chief minister comments," he said.

He also called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to allegations of judicial interference in an appeal concerning the late Karpal Singh, 1MDB and many other national issues.

“We need integrity in this new government,” he said.

He said this after Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer filed a 65-page affidavit Thursday (Feb 14) alleging misconduct by top members of the judiciary.

The 65-page affidavit revealed allegations of bullying and coercion of lawyers, constitutional conspiracy, and purported interference in high-profile court cases in the country. 

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