Ongkili says more important for PBS, Gabungan Bersatu Sabah to serve the people

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  • Sunday, 23 Jun 2019

Ongkili (third from left) joining leaders from other political parties at the PBS Hari Raya open house on Sunday.

KOTA KINABALU: Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will take a wait-and-see approach on possible political alliances amid shifting political allegiances in Sabah.

PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the current political scenario in Sabah was unstable, with political parties and members shifting parties and support all the time.

"What is important for us in PBS and Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (which comprises PBS, Sabah STAR and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah), is to do our own job to serve the people," he said.

He said this during a press conference at the PBS Hari Raya open house in Tamparuli on Sunday (June 23).

On matters regarding GBS' stand and its political future, Ongkili said all these were still being discussed.

"We need to focus on serving the people and planning for the future, and at the same time forge alliances," said the Kota Marudu MP.

He also said that GBS will continue voicing the people's woes and reminding the government on what is happening at the grassroots levels.

Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, in agreeing with Ongkili's view, said their supporters mattered the most and from the response given during the Raya open house, it was clear that there was a positive vibe.

"We will go along with this positive vibe and move forward from here," he said.

Earlier, when asked about former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman's appearance at a recent Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia open house in Tuaran near here, Ongkili said it was for him to touch base with former colleagues and supporters.

"It is good for him to be with old friends, touch base and be with supporters. We are grateful for the friendship," he said.

Musa has been keeping a low profile since he was ousted as chief minister on May 11 last year.

He is now awaiting trial for multiple corruption related charges.


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