Anifah takes over as Parti Cinta Sabah president


KOTA KINABALU: Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has taken over as Parti Cinta Sabah president.

Anifah, who remained without a party since leaving Umno in Sept 2018, won the presidency of the PCS - a state opposition party - uncontested after its incumbent Datuk Wilfred Bumburing made way for the younger brother of former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

The PCS members also voted Bumburing as deputy president of the party during their second biennial gathering held at a hotel here on Sunday (July 26).

Another former federal minister, Datuk Ewon Ebin, was made one of the party’s five elected vice-presidents. Also among those in the line up for the supreme council was former Upko’s Putatan MP Datuk Marcus Mojigoh.

The members also voted to re-brand PCS as Parti Kesederan Rakyat Sabah (PKRS) and also changed the party’s logo and flag.

According to the party’s secretary-general Ansari Abdullah, the party would continue to function under the name PCS until the Registrar of Societies (RoS) approves the amendments to the PCS constitution.

He said the party’s line-up includes new faces and former party members of Sabah Umno, Parti Bersatu Sabah, Upko and other parties.

The move to take over PCS comes after Anifah had initially initiated moves to get Sabah-based opposition parties to merge into a single entity but failed to gain much traction among the more established Sabah STAR, Parti Bersatu Sabah and Sabah Progressive Party.

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