SANDAKAN: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) conceded defeat in the parliamentary by-election here and urged DAP to fulfil all its pledges to the people.
PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) said his party respected the decision of the voters.
“PBS put up a good fight but in the end, we could not overcome the might we were facing,” he said.
Maximus said PBS recognised from the start that it was the political underdog in the by-election, given the electoral result for the constituency in the 14th General Election.
“We hope DAP will honour all the promises they made to the people,” he said.
He said PBS had raised key issues of critical importance for Sandakan voters to consider and evaluate.
“Despite the unsatisfactory result, PBS through this by-election has shown that it is an anchor party to be reckoned with. PBS will continue its political struggle to contribute to national development through the democratic process,” he said.
Maximus said the party would also defend the Constitution and the rights of Sabah and all Malaysians.
He thanked Sandakan voters who cast their ballot for PBS candidate Datuk Linda Tsen and expressed gratitude to other opposition allies who shared the party’s struggles and assisted them in the by-election.