Sabah DAP to Warisan: Let's make up, but feeling has to be mutual


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP still hopes it can patch things up with Parti Warisan before the 15th General Election (GE15).

Its Kota Kinabalu Sabah Affairs spokesman Chan Foong Hin believes, however, that the effort must flow both ways.

“Of course we want to patch things up with Warisan, but the attempts to work things out must be mutual,” he told a press conference here on Tuesday (Aug 16).

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He said as much as DAP wants to work things out with Warisan, it also wants to put its own house, referring to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, in order first.

“PKR now has a new (Sabah) leadership so we need to 'make friends’ with them and see how our working relationship is with each other,” Chan said.

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He said it was also important that component parties in Sabah PH sit down and discuss this new leadership and the relationship between parties and allies.

He also said Sabah DAP secretary Phoong Jin Zhe was close with the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) in the state, a relationship that would also benefit the coalition.

Phoong, who was also at the press conference, said DAP had always been open to collaboration.

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“We want to work together," he said, adding that it was important to see sincerity in potential collaborators too.

Phoong said Warisan was always talking about wanting to work with Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), and hoping that PBS would consider it too.

“They are the ones pushing us away, not the other way around,” he said.

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