Sabah’s Anak Negeri leader open to dissolving party to form Gabungan Sabah

Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri leader Henrynus Amin sees the need for a stronger opposition coalition in Sabah.

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri president Henrynus Amin said he is willing to consider dissolving his party if a coalition of opposition parties, a strong Gabungan Sabah (GS), can take shape.

He said, however, that he would still need the consent of the supreme council leaders and that he would raise the GS idea in the supreme council meeting scheduled for the end of the month.

“We would likely have a decision latest by April. The formation of GS under former Kimanis MP Anifah Aman is a good idea.

“The opposition leaders in Sabah need to be united, not to be a formidable foe to the ruling parties in the 15th general election, but also as a strong check and balance to the present Warisan-led Sabah government,” he told FMT here today.

Amin’s Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri had a political pact with Parti Cinta Sabah led by former Tamparuli assemblyman Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing ahead of the 14th general election, but both parties failed to win any seats.

Amin said he welcomed the idea of merging smaller parties such as Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah, Parti Cinta Sabah and his own party into a single party and later forming a coalition with the more established parties such as Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Sabah Star) and SAPP.

“This could mean my Anak Negeri may not have to be dissolved. But this will depend on further talks with the other parties,” he said.