Hajiji: Ties between GRS and allies intact

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor (pic) is confident that the ties between Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and its coalition partners, especially Umno, will remain intact until the next general election.

Hajiji, who is state Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Sabah chief, said relations among GRS parties are good.

“We are lucky that the political relations among all members and allies under the GRS are strong and unaffected by whatever is happening across the ocean,” he said, referring to the peninsula.

He was responding to Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin’s assurance that Umno would not cut ties with Sabah Bersatu, and that the GRS would continue to lead the state.

“We are thankful that all our GRS party leaders are putting the people’s needs first,” Hajiji told reporters after attending RTM’s 75th anniversary celebrations here yesterday.

On discussions on seat-sharing, he said there was no need for anyone to fight over seats because in the end, GRS will win.

GRS is a coalition of nine parties – Bersatu, Sabah STAR, Sabah Progressive Party, PAS and Sabah Barisan Nasional, which comprises Sabah Umno, PBRS, Sabah MCA and Sabah MIC and PBS.

During the event, Hajiji expressed admiration over how much RTM has grown. He had worked for the broadcast station for about a year in 1976.

He announced that the old RTM building in the heart of the city would be refurbished and turned into a historical site.

Before the building became RTM headquarters in Sabah, it was used, among others, as the Cobbold Commission office.

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