PETALING JAYA: Despite an exodus of leaders from Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), party deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu says there will be a “restructuring” process to strengthen the state’s party chapter.
Ahmad Faizal was also confident that Sabah Bersatu will not be deterred by the departure of its leaders and the party will remain in the state.
“The party management will immediately create ‘structures’ which recently collapsed at all levels in order to reinvigorate the party.
“We are confident with the public reception and support across the nation towards Bersatu across the nation, which includes Sabah.
“Bersatu will remain in Sabah and it will rise from this situation,” said Ahmad Faizal.
Ahmad Faizal also said he was saddened by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor’s decision in leading several leaders to leave Sabah Bersatu.
Ahmad Faizal said it would be an eventuality where Malaysians finally realised that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a Prime Minister who reneged on promises.
“I’m confident that there will be a day when leaders in Sabah finally know Anwar, and I hope it will be at a salvageable level,” added Ahmad Faizal.
Hajiji said on Saturday (Dec 10) that he and the leaders will form a new local party, but will collectively be members of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah for the time being.
Hajiji said Sabah Bersatu’s leadership decision to leave the party is based on the premise that the status quo is no longer tenable.
“This is because at the federal level, Bersatu is in the Opposition whilst GRS has pledged support to the unity government by Anwar,” added Hajiji.