Sue me if I’m wrong, Shafie challenges Pairin


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

All smiles: Shafie (centre) greeting residents of Kampung Bandau, Sabah, during a gathering. Also present is State Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony (on Shafie’s left). — Bernama

BEAUFORT: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is hitting back at Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, claiming that there are minutes of a meeting which indicated that Barisan Nasional discussed a Sabah temporary resident pass back in 2016.

He further challenged Pairin, who had called him a liar, to sue him if what he said about the meeting details and the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) were untrue.

Shafie, in refuting Pairin’s claims that the past government never proposed such a pass, said the contents of the minutes were clear.

“I know the minutes took place, even the content is clear. We did not make it up, ” he told reporters yesterday after launching a Unifi telecommunications event at the open hall in Bongawan town.

Asked if sufficient information was distributed to Kimanis constituents to fully understand the PSS issue ahead of the parliamentary constituency by-election, Shafie said talks with the people on the ground revealed that they were more concerned about local needs than the PSS.

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