KOTA KINABALU: Three Sabah BN component parties will have their inaugural joint presidential council meeting next week.
The agenda for the meeting is to ensure a better tomorrow for the Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) community.
A preparatory meeting today agreed for the “historic event” to be held on April 17.
The three party chiefs will be attending, together with their top guns.
“It will be another milestone for us as we formalise the setting up of the presidential council,” Upko secretary-general Donald Mojuntin said in a statement.
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will be led by its outgoing president Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) by president Joseph Kurup and acting president Wilfred Madius Tangau will represent Upko.
Their respective deputies and secretaries-general will also be at the meeting.
“We are very excited. We are already on the right track towards a united KDM community.
“Setting up the presidential council, with the coming together of the three parties, has shown that we can walk the talk,” Mojuntin said.
The formation of the presidential council was agreed upon on Feb 26 during the parties’ retreat, which was officiated by Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman here.
Mojuntin said the cooperation within the BN framework was an open secret.
“But now, with the presidential council, I am optimistic we will be able to enhance further our camaraderie. We are all for unity,” he said.
The preparatory meeting today was also attended by PBS secretary-general Johnny Mositun and his PBRS counterpart Johnson Tee.