PBS president says DAP not a defender of Sabah, Sarawak rights


SANDAKAN: Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) reminded Sandakan voters ahead of polling day on Saturday (May 11), that DAP is not a defender of Sabahan and Sarawakian rights.

Ongkili said he had been a member of the opposition front before joining Barisan Nasional in 2002.

During his time in opposition, Ongkili said he was openly scolded by senior members when he brought up issues on Sabah and Sarawak, such as immigration rights and the 20-point agreement.

"They would also repeatedly query why peninsula Malaysians needed travel documents to enter Sabah and Sarawak, forgetting that these rights are spelled out in the Malaysian Constitution and MA63," he said.

He said DAP MPs continued to harbour these sentiments on the special rights of Sabah and Sarawak.

Hence, Ongkili reminded the voters not to trust DAP if they wanted to preserve and protect the constitutional rights of Sabah and Sarawak.

He said DAP was "all talk, no action", especially on matters concerning Sabah and Sarawak.

"DAP therefore cannot be trusted to champion Sabah and Sarawak's rights.

"Based on records, DAP is only good at talking about Sabah and Sarawak rights, and making promises, but they have not done anything so far," he added.