Ongkili: PBS has decided to work on its own political struggle, not with GBS


  • Nation
  • Friday, 15 Nov 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has chosen to work on its own political struggle away from the Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS) political alliance due to its unconfirmed status.

PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) said the registration of GBS is yet to be approved by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).

"We choose to work on our own while opening our doors for any form of collaboration with other opposition parties, who share the same political struggle with us, ” he said.

He said the RoS had also issued a warning to the party for carrying out activities under the name GBS earlier this year.

Ongkili said the party has chosen to lay low in GBS for now, which initially planned to include PBS, PBRS, Umno and Sabah STAR.

Now, Umno is left with almost no assemblymen as they had left to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Ongkili said for these reasons, PBS finds that it is better to work on its own while also welcoming any form of cooperation from other opposition parties without any official terms.

He said this while opening PBS' 34th annual congress here Friday (Nov 15).

The congress ends on Saturday (Nov 16).

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