KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PKR chief Datuk Christina Liew (pic) has called on party branches to form their own charitable bodies to act as a mediator for the government when channelling assistance.
Speaking at a breaking of fast event for Sabah PKR on Sunday (May 19), she urged state leadership council members and party branch heads to go to the ground and locate those in need.
"The B40 group may not have the necessary information, so the branch leadership should help them and hold community programmes at the same time," she said in her speech.
The deputy chief minister said that there are several benefits available now that the state PKR branch is no longer part of the opposition.
"We may not get everything we wish as a government, but the point is we are in the system," she said.
Liew said that being able to optimise the space and opportunity given by federal and state governments were some of the benefits of being part of the ruling party
"What we need to learn is how to move forward without sacrificing our reform agenda and the change we have been struggling for," Liew added.
Meanwhile, the event saw 20 orphans from two orphanages from Kinarut and Kota Belud joining the breaking of fast and receiving Hari Raya goodies.