TAWAU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has said it remains loyal to the Barisan Nasional (BN) and will not leave the ruling coalition for the opposition.
Its acting president, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said talk that PBS would leave BN and join the opposition was nonsense and that the party would continue to fight alongside the present government.
“BN is not perfect, but it still is the best platform to help the people. The party has enough sincerity and a good track record.
“PBS wants to fight within BN to improve things that were not so good (before) and to do more things. We have done well,” he told reporters here today.
Ongkili said joining the opposition would not be good for PBS since opposition leaders in the past who held top posts as ministers at the state or federal level, and even as chief minister of Sabah, had failed to do a good job.
“Who wants to follow these leaders. What did you do when you were in power? What did they do about illegal immigrants, the MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963)?
“Now when jobless, you talk nonsense about the government.”
The energy, green technology and water minister said the present government was better and more consistent in helping the people and developing the country.