KUALA LUMPUR: The National Patriots Association (Patriot) today called on Sabah politicians to stop the practice of party-hopping and focus on solving problems plaguing the state.
Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji said they should work hard to uplift the socio-economic status of the Sabah people instead.
He said that despite being rich in natural resources and biodiversity, Sabah is still an underdeveloped region.
“Sabah has been grappling with migrant issues for decades. There seems to be no end to the problem that caused serious socio-economic and security issues,” he added in a statement.
On Thursday, caretaker chief minister Shafie Apdal announced the dissolution of the state assembly, paving the way for a state election to be held within 60 days.
A day earlier, former chief minister Musa Aman had claimed he had secured a simple majority to form a new state government.