KIMANIS: Former Kimanis MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (pic) is making his presence felt in the by-election by taking Datuk Seri Madius Tangau to task for jumping ship.
He believed the action of the Upko president becoming a Parti Warisan Sabah ally had caused the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) issue to emerge.
“I do not want to gamble the future of our children and grandchildren, I do not want our future generation becoming aliens in our own land (pendatang di negeri sendiri).
“This is because of Madius Tangau, who turned his back on us (Barisan Nasional). If he had not switched sides, PSS would have not been possible.
“So the person I hold responsible is Madius. The PSS issue would not have come up if Warisan did not become the state government, ” he told reporters after a meeting with the Barisan by-election campaign machinery at the Umno division headquarters here yesterday.
Anifah, who lost the seat when the court declared the seat’s 14th general election outcome as null and void – paving the way for the by-election – claimed the discrepancies in the Election Commission process was to blame.
“But I have no problem with Umno or Barisan. I have said the condition for me to support them was that they will support and carry out appropriate measures regarding Sabah’s rights and issues, which they have agreed to, ” he added.
“We want the people to support Barisan for our security.
“This is my former constituency, I know almost 80% of the voters. They all understand and I think
the majority of them agree with me – that we want Sabah to remain with ‘the original Sabahans’, ” he added.
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