Dropped from line-up, but Inanam rep stays true to PKR


KOTA KINABALU: Inanam assemblyman Roland Chia has pledged his loyalty to the party despite a media statement on him being dropped from the Sabah PKR line-up.

“My party comrades and I are loyal to the party,” said Chia in a statement in Facebook. “This is despite PKR leaders and members forming new parties or crossing over to Barisan Nasional (BN).”

He refused to speculate on this new development on seats for the next general election, published in the Borneo Post today.

He was totally unaware of “these appointments” (in the PKR Sabah line-up). “I was not at the said meeting.”

Chia called on party comrades, supporters and friends to be patient and remain calm. “I have been taken by surprise by this statement.”

He said he would continue to serve the rakyat as the Inanam assemblyman, divisional chief of Sepanggar PKR and elected PKR supreme council member.

He believes PKR was still the platform that people seek for changes. “Tukar ini kalilah (Change, this time),” he said.

“Let us make the change.”

He called for the truth to prevail. “The truth will set us free,” said Chia. “Integrity is important.”

Sabah PKR is headed by Api Api assemblyperson Christina Liew. She replaced Klias assemblyman Lajim Ukin, who left the party to form Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan).

Lajim claims the backing of 10 Sabah PKR divisions — Kota Marudu, Papar, Tuaran, Putatan, Kimanis, Sipitang, Keningau, Beluran, Batu Sapi and Silam.