KUALA LUMPUR: Warisan chairman Liew Vui Keong today urged Sabahans living outside the state to return home to vote in the state election.
At a press conference held together with Sabah DAP and PKR MPs at Parliament this evening, he said it was the voters’ right to cast their ballots.
“Don’t lose the chance to vote,” he said, adding that he was informed that there were only 3,000 new voters for the state polls on Sept 26.
“I was quite shocked. But the Election Commission said they (the people) had not expected elections to be held within these two years.
“But we know the reason why the snap election was called. We as the machinery leaders of Warisan and our allies are prepared to face the polls.”
He said there were more than a million registered voters in Sabah, based on the electoral roll in 2018.
Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin, who is also Sabah DAP secretary, urged all Sabahans to reject those who engage in party-hopping.
“All Sabahans must return to Sabah to cast their vote because this is the most important state election. We can send a clear message that the people reject party-hopping,” he said.