Warisan to help ensure DAP wins in Sandakan

Warisan president and Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal.

SEMPORNA: Warisan will help ensure victory for the DAP candidate contesting on behalf of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election in May, Warisan president Shafie Apdal said.

PH must be prepared for the by-election and must strengthen its party machinery for the campaign, Shafie, who is also Sabah chief minister, said.

“We will ensure success in the Sandakan by-election and I am confident the people will vote for us.

“What is important is to show good values. There should not be any scramble or bickering for power,” he told reporters after attending a meeting of Semporna Warisan delegates here today.

Shafie said he would go to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and meet DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to discuss the by-election.

“It is a DAP seat and they will decide on the candidate to field,” he said.

On March 28, Sandakan MP Stephen Wong Tien Fatt, who was Sabah health and people’s wellbeing minister, died. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

On the appointment of Hajiji Mohd Noor as chief coordinator of Sabah PPBM, Shafie said it was the party’s right to make the decision and everyone should respect and accept it.

He said Warisan was already working with PPBM at the federal level and this was important for mutual development.

Earlier, in his speech, Shafie reminded party members to learn from the fall and mistakes made by previous parties like Usno, Berjaya, PBS and Umno.

“Warisan must possess honourable and positive values, serve the people more and not scramble for posts or seek projects.

“Look at previous parties and learn from their mistakes. Value what we have learnt from these parties which were destroyed by (the scramble) for positions,” he said.

The Semporna MP and Senallang state assemblyman said Warisan was still young and its members must know their roles and enrich the party with good values, rejecting strife and greed.