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AS a political battleground, Sabah is bursting at the seams. Never has there been such a crowded election in Malaysia as the one scheduled to be held on Sept 26 in the Land Below the Wind.
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Voters in Sabah are urging politicians to stop the practice of switching parties after being elected by the people, saying it is a betrayal of their trust.
Track records and predictability count for little in what could be the most turbulent state polls in Sabah’s history.
Serious, honest rebranding is crucial to reshape the nation and stem the rise in racism and religious bigotry as politicians stick to a stale old style of politicking.
KOTA KINABALU: Five individuals want to contest as independents for urban and suburban state seats within the Kota Kinabalu district under a new pact, with the aim of providing an alternative to voting for parties.
TANJUNG MALIM: Independent candidate Amir Kusyairi Mohd Tanusi was called on stage and given a brief lecture on party-hopping by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
PETALING JAYA: Former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail has volunteered to contest in the next general election, although this time, it will be under an independent platform.
KUALA LUMPUR: A new bipartisan parliamentary caucus on electoral reforms has been formed, aimed to end party-hopping across the political divide.
In the 14th General Election (GE14) in May 2018, the Sabah state assembly was hung and the kingmaker was Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.