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Kapayan rep Edwin Bosi denies joining new party

 | September 4, 2017

The former Sabah DAP deputy chairman, who quit the party, says he will only make up his mind next month.


KOTA KINABALU: Less than a week after leaving DAP, Kapayan assemblyman and former Sabah DAP deputy chairman Dr Edwin Bosi was seen getting close to a local opposition party, Parti Anak Negeri (PAN).

Bosi, who said he will remain an independent lawmaker for now, had been tipped to join Henrynus Amin’s newly-minted party ever since he was seen with the group during the Double Six memorial ceremony in June.

Nevertheless, when contacted, Bosi said he had not made up his mind whether to join the party or not.

“I am just here to listen to what they are saying because I want to fight for the rights of the ‘anak negeri’.

“People are mistaken if they think my presence here means I will be joining PAN.

“I have also attended functions of other parties like that of Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) recently,” he said.

When pressed further, Bosi said he will only make up his mind next month.

The veterinarian-turned-politician won the Kapayan seat under the DAP ticket in 2013, beating three other candidates with a majority of more than 7,000 votes.

He and other Sabah DAP leaders, including former chairman Jimmy Wong, were defeated in the party’s election in November last year, sparking their self-imposed exile from the party.

The unsettled assemblyman found himself at the centre of rumours that he would jump to Kadazandusun Murut-based parties, including Barisan Nasional component parties Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko).

Nevertheless, Bosi, together with Jimmy Wong, was welcomed back by the current committee. Bosi was made deputy chairman following the exodus of Sabah DAP members into Parti Warisan Sabah.

This reinstatement, however, apparently did not appease Bosi, especially after he alleged that state chairman Stephen Wong was campaigning against his renomination in the coming general election.

His stand earned him a three-month suspension from the party which would have ended on Aug 31.

He, however, announced his resignation from DAP on Aug 30.

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