PBS deputy president Jamilah quits party

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  • Monday, 03 Feb 2020


KOTA KINABALU: Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman, who has stood by the party for over three decades, has quit PBS.

Jamilah, who was a former assemblyman and senator, made the surprise announcement in a statement on Monday (Feb 3).

According to Jamilah, she has lost confidence in party president Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili, who she claimed was inconsistent.

“He has failed to keep his word, not considerate and practised favouritism and is hypocritical, ” claimed Jamilah is her terse statement to the media.

“It is clear that I cannot work with the president and his 'gang' in PBS; I feel it is best that I leave the party, ” she added.

Jamilah, who only last month was with Ongkili campaigning for the Barisan Nasional candidate in the Kimanis by-election, said that she made the decision to leave the party after discussing with supporters.

Jamilah, however, did not indicate her next political move.

Ongkili, who is Kota Marudu MP, took over the party from founding president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan in early 2019.

He could not be reached for comment over the latest resignation.

After the May 2018 General Election, PBS lost two of its assemblymen, who defected to the ruling Parti Warisan Sabah.

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