Warisan Plus parties looking to formalise ties

KOTA KINABALU: State opposition parties under the informal Warisan Plus banner are expected to formalise ties ahead of a possible early general election.

Sabah DAP chairman Datuk Frankie Poon said the state opposition coalition comprising Parti Warisan Sabah, Upko and Pakatan Harapan was intact and its leaders were looking at creating a structure.

This was decided during a Warisan Plus meeting on Friday, he added.

Among those who attended the meeting were Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and Upko president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.

“We will be meeting soon to work out a structure, ” he said when opening the new Sabah DAP office in Luyang here.

He said Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin would represent DAP to discuss ways to formalise the coalition that lost the state government in last year’s election.

When asked if they plan to register the grouping, Chan said the matter would be among the issues to be discussed when they meet.

He said a discussion was needed on which party logo to use during the next general election.

“In the state election, we used the Warisan logo to show unity. Now when we look at the general election, we will have to decide on what logo will be appropriate.”

On the question whether there were opposition MPs and assemblymen crossing over to the ruling Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), Poon said Sabah DAP’s six assemblymen and three MPs were staying with the party.

“We are working together as an opposition, ” he added.

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