KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan is willing to work with the winning coalition after the 15th General Election, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic).
The party president said that this is because the winners are the choice of the people and added that supporting the winning coalition would also ensure the country's political stability.
Shafie added in an online discussion on Facebook on Saturday (June 26) evening that such a move would show that Warisan respects the electoral wishes of the people.
The Semporna MP also said that Warisan's collaboration with the winning coalition would also depend on a fair deal for the party that would be beneficial for all.
Shafie - whose party has broken ties with its former allies in Pakatan Harapan - has avoided allying itself with any of the opposition bloc since the fall of the Pakatan government in 2020.
He added that Warisan was ready to continue to pursue a smart collaboration, especially at the Sabah level with parties like Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).
However, the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah coalition member has turned down the offer by Warisan.
On the claims in court by a witness in former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's ongoing graft trial that he had received a bribe, Shafie said that he had refrained from commenting on the allegation as it concerns an ongoing trial.
Shafie said that the claim is untrue and surprising and added that he would leave it to the authorities to conduct an investigation.
At the trial at the Shah Alam High Court, UKSB administrative manager David Tan Siong Sun had testified that several politicians had received kickbacks – including Shafie.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said that it will be investigating the claims made by Tan in court.