KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) says an old video has gone viral of him, advising people not to join Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Sabah Bersatu).
He said it was no longer an issue, as Bersatu already had a presence in the state and they had agreed to cooperate.
When asked to comment on the two-minute, ten-second clip, he said, "That video was from a long time ago.
"Previously, we were adamant not to have Bersatu enter Sabah, as at the time there were our party members who had concerns and wanted to leave (the party), as they did not hold any posts.
"It is actually an old story and today, Bersatu is in Sabah and we will cooperate with them at the state level," he explained after launching City Hall's "Kota Kinabalu Moving Forward" programme on Thursday (Aug 22).
In the video circulated on WhatsApp, Shafie can be seen addressing a group of ladies, believed to be Warisan members.
Shafie was heard saying Sabah Bersatu, which is under Datuk Hajiji Noor's leadership, is the same as Umno.
"Who is administering (the State), Hajiji or me?
"Who enticed you to join Bersatu?" he asked to one of the ladies, who claimed their voices were not heard in Warisan and wanted positions so that they can be heard.
Meanwhile, when asked to comment on a possible federal Cabinet reshuffle, Shafie declined to do so, saying, "We leave it to the Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad".