Don’t bring your party here, Sabah CM tells Dr M

Warisan president Shafie Apdal says he has met Dr Mahathir Mohamad to express concern over reports that PPBM would open its chapter in Sabah.

KOTA KINABALU: Warisan chief Shafie Apdal said he had met PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad to express his concern over reports that the peninsular party would open its chapter in Sabah.

“Yes, I have met him and given my opinion,” the Sabah chief minister told reporters today.

“The best thing is that we keep to the understanding struck before the elections,” he said.

A series of defections from Sabah Umno has fuelled talks of PPBM’s entry into Sabah, although Mahathir has so far denied that the Malay party would be launched in the Borneo state.

Former Sabah Umno chief Hajiji Mohd Noor reportedly said he was confident that PPBM would make its move soon.

Shafie today said Warisan enjoyed support from Sabah’s Bumiputera communities.

“But this doesn’t mean we don’t have support from non-Bumiputeras, too.

“We are a stable state, we have 45 of the 60 state seats, so I hope we can stick to what we agreed upon,” he said.