Ongkili: PBS to continue pushing for anti-hopping law

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will continue to push for the passing of the anti-hopping Bill as it has been a party that values honourable politics since its inception, says Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic).

The PBS president said although they had been in and out of the government and was also once an opposition party, it had never accepted "frogs" (party hoppers) before.

“PBS has been against party hopping and will continue to push for the law to be passed and we hope our counterparts will also support it,” he said.

Ongkili said there have been too many leaders who left PBS for their own gain and if the law was passed, it will make things difficult for those who want to switch allegiances.

The push for the Bill was among several resolutions from the ongoing PBS Congress here on Thursday (June 30).

The other resolutions were to continue pushing for state rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), protect the natives of Sabah, stop the influx of illegal immigrants, and spur development for the people and the state.

The party's Women and Youth wing leaders meanwhile fully supported the resolutions.

PBS Women vice chief Christina Anthony Kodou in her speech said the issues and matters were beneficial to the state’s development and addressed the people's concerns.

She said with the 15th General Election (GE15) seemingly just around the corner, it was vital that PBS remained strong and united, and did not let anything divide it or disrupt its momentum.

Christina also said the rural folk had always been strong supporters of the government, thus it was vital for leaders to focus on their needs.

PBS Youth vice chief Shahrun Nidzam Sharoom said members should always be dedicated and committed when carrying out their duties in whatever roles they might play in the government.

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