Upko calls for Kota Belud to be divided into two parliamentary seats


KOTA KINABALU: The Upko Kota Belud division is suggesting for the Kota Belud parliamentary seat to be divided into two.

Upko vice-president and the Kota Belud division chief Datuk Ewon Benedick said this was because the parliamentary seat was huge and well populated.

He said it would be wise to divide the parliamentary seat into Kota Belud and Kadamaian.

"This is also in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to review the number of representatives from Sabah and Sarawak in Parliament," he said.

Ewon said this after a meeting at the Kota Belud Upko office on Monday (Sept 12).

He also agreed to the move to get back 35% of seats in Parliament as discussed and mentioned in the recent special council meeting on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

This was among the various pressing issues that were promised to be looked into by the Federal Government.

On issues relating to the general election, Ewon said although there could be a chance that GE15 would not be called this year, Upko and its Pakatan Harapan Sabah partners would continue to be prepared for it.

He said early preparations including selection of candidates had to be made.

He also said that Upko and Pakatan were focusing on the state elections scheduled for 2025 as Upko was targeting to contest in 20 state seats.

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