KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional coalition partner, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), will contest in five seats in the upcoming Sabah polls.
The party listed Matunggong, Tandek, Kadamaian, Tulid and Sook as the seats it would be contesting.
"PBRS has been given the trust by the Barisan leadership to run in these seats, and the candidates are Richard Kastum @ Mosinal (Matunggong), Yillson Yanggung (Tandek), Duanis Mogirong (Kadamaian), Matusin Bowie @ Matius (Tulid) and Bonepes Been (Sook), ” said its president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup in a statement Thursday (Sept 10).
"This is an opportunity for PBRS to prove that we are a local party that is accepted by all layers of communities.
"We are also confident that the candidates chosen will support the struggles to ensure the rights of Sabah continue to be defended and to ensure the continuity of development enjoyed by the people of Sabah," he said.
Kurup urged all party members to continue to work hard in ensuring victory in the state election.
He thanked Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sabah Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin for the support rendered to PBRS, and pledged the party's support for Perikatan Nasional and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's leadership as Prime Minister.
Previously, Barisan and Perikatan were scheduled to hold a joint announcement of their candidates list. However, Umno and Sabah STAR have made their own announcements. Bersatu and SAPP made their announcement together.
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) initially invited the press for a media conference at 5pm today (Sept 10) at the party's headquarters to announce their candidates, but the event was cancelled.
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