TAMBUNAN: Sabah STAR sees nothing wrong with accepting independent candidates contesting in the state election ínto the party ahead of polling day on Sept 26.
Its president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said regardless of the outcome, the newly accepted members, Datuk Anita Baranting and Kenny Chua, would remain Sabah STAR members after the election.
"We accept them because it is the right thing to do. Why should you reject them if it counts towards the party's membership?
"Whether they win or lose, they will become Sabah STAR members but I hope they win," he said on Friday (Sept 25).
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He also said that despite being new members, Baranting and Chua would continue to run as independents in the election in Tandek and Inanam.
Jeffrey said he did not see a conflict of interest as both of them made the decision to join Sabah STAR on their own.
"It's a good thing overall and good for Perikatan Nasional too," he said.
Baranting joined Sabah STAR on Thursday (Sept 24) while Chua became a member on Sept 22.
Sabah polls, Jeffrey Kitingan, independents, Anita Baranting, Kenny Chua, Sabah STAR
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