I have no intention of leaving PKR, says Sabah assemblyman

Inanam assemblyman Kenny Chua says he is loyal to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim and supports the Warisan-led government. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah PKR assemblyman has dismissed rumours that he has pledged support for Perikatan Nasional (PN) amid talk that the state government is on the verge of collapsing.

Kenny Chua, who is Inanam assemblyman and Sabah PKR vice-chairman, said he had not signed any statutory declaration (SD) in support of PN.

“I have an SD, but it is with Chief Minister Shafie Apdal and in support of the Warisan-led government, not anyone else,” the Sabah assistant finance minister told FMT.

“I am loyal to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim and have no intention of leaving (the party).”

Chua said he had been busy doing work in his constituency, which is under the Sepanggar parliamentary area since yesterday and, therefore, it was difficult to reach him.

Chua was among several names claimed to have switched sides to the state opposition, which comprises Umno, PPBM, PBS and STAR.

Yesterday, Sabah DAP claimed all but one of its assemblymen had been approached by political agents trying to convince them to jump ship with promises of money and ministerial positions in the event PN comes to power in Sabah.

Several Warisan state representatives also made similar claims of agents trying to buy them over, namely Moyog assemblyman Jenifer Lasimbang, Anita Baranting (Tandek), Ben Chong (Tanjung Kapor) and Arunarnsin Taib (Gum-Gum).