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Gerakan wary of Sabah polls reception

 | January 31, 2012

Ongoing infighting among BN partners in Sabah could result in a poor showing in the general election, warns Sabah Gerakan.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Gerakan is in two-minds over the coming general election. While it is ready to make its presence felt in Sabah for the first time, the party however harbours fear that it’s bid may backfire.

The peninsula-based party wants its state Barisan Nasional partners to assist them in ensuring victory for the ruling coalition and indirectly cement their place in state politics.

Warning BN partners to stop quarrelling for seats, Sabah Gerakan chairman Gordon Leong said: “It is our humble opinion that no one else, except we, BN component ourselves, who could cause a serious upset to BN’s performance in Sabah in the coming general election, if we start fighting among ourselves.

“We should better focus our energy and efforts to work together solidly and proactively as a single cohesive force to fight against our political enemies which are the opposition parties, as constantly advised by our state and national leaderships, Musa Aman and Najib Tun Razak respectively,” he stressed.

Leong was responding to remarks made by BN partner, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president VK Liew on Sunday that Gerakan is an outsider in Sabah.

Gerakan, which has been in Sabah for the last 17 years, has left it to the BN leadership to decide its role in the coming general election.

“The best and the right thing for us to do now is to offer ourselves to serve the people.

“We shall concentrate our energy and efforts to continue to listen to and help solve the people’s plights, instead of fighting among ourselves for seats,” Leong said.

Leong refused to be drawn into the problem of seat allocations among BN parties and said the party maintained cordial relations with all its BN partners including LDP.


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