Two former DAP reps expected to join Warisan


KOTA KINABALU: Two independent Sabah assemblymen, who were formerly with DAP, are expected to join opposition Parti Warisan on Saturday (March 26).

Sources said that Elopura assemblyman Calvin Chong and Sri Tanjong assemblyman Justin Wong, who quit the party on Jan 20 this year, are expected to handover their application to Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

However, the two assemblymen as well as Warisan leaders are keeping mum over the expected move.

Warisan sent out an invite to the media to cover an event at the party headquarters here at 11am Saturday. The invite just said that it was a ceremony to accept new members without naming anyone.

Warisan, which had lost six of the 23 assemblymen they won after the September 2020 snap state election, is expected to boost its numbers from the current 17 assemblymen to 19 with its new members.

Of the six assemblymen Warisan lost, five were due to defections, while the sixth Bugaya seat was left vacant after its incumbent passed away.

Chong, Wong and a former DAP senator Adrian Lasimbang left DAP claiming that they were unhappy with the state leadership.

DAP currently holds four seats in the state assembly.

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