‘New deal’ for Sabah voters in coming election, says Umno’s Bung

Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar Radin.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar Radin says the party will offer Sabahans a “new deal” in the coming state election which will see the quality of life and development in Sabah improved.

In a statement, he said the dissolution of the state assembly, which paves the way for fresh elections, was the best way to resolve the political crisis in the state.

He also voiced confidence that Sabahans would make the right choice.

“We will leave it to the people to choose the government they truly believe can govern the state.”

Likewise, he said, Umno and Barisan Nasional were confident that Sabahans would not choose the wrong state government.

He also said Sabah Umno was not involved in any move to wrest the state from Warisan, saying it was a pact among the various parties.

The Sabah government gazetted the dissolution of the state assembly yesterday.

This came after Chief Minister Shafie Apdal announced that he had obtained the consent of Sabah Governor Juhar Mahiruddin, who also signed a written declaration.

Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman previously claimed he had garnered sufficient support to form the new government.

Musa, the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, also said the dissolution was inappropriate as he had the majority support.