KOTA KINABALU: Political parties in the country should follow the example of those in Sabah which had set aside differences to put the people’s needs first, says Khairil Nizam Khirudin.
The Perikatan Nasional Youth chief said the political memorandum of understanding between the nine political parties in Sabah comprising Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Sabah, Umno, SAPP, Sabah STAR, PAS, PBS, PBRS, MCA and MIC proved unity can bring about political stability.
In congratulating Sabah Chief Minister and all Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) leaders for wanting to strengthen the coalition, he said this unity and stability helps in the development efforts that are vital for the people.
Khairil, who is also PAS Youth chief, urged this strong bond and cooperation between the political parties in Sabah to be a guide for all other political parties in Malaysia.
“We are confident that this unity among the parties involved is due to the pragmatic leadership that puts the people’s needs first, ” Khairil said in a statement here, Monday (Jan 11).
He said this shows that leaders here were putting their needs and personal interests aside for the sake of the people.
This, he added, would strengthen the Perikatan government at the federal level and indirectly push for better economic growth in a country which is already facing various challenges in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Jan 19, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, who is also GRS chairman said they will remain steadfast even in the face of political uncertainty within the Federal Government.
He said Sabah would not be influenced by political developments in the peninsular, where Umno is considering leaving Perikatan.