Published on: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) Keningau Chairman, Paul Kadau said this was crucial considering the fact that many Sabahans have fallen under Sabah Star Chief, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan's influence.
"As we know this issue was highlighted by the local papers today and we are very concernd that the people of Sabah may end up further confused by Jeffrey, who is still struggling to prove the legitimacy of the party he is leading," he said.
According to Kadau, Jeffrey must come forward with a valid certificate from the Registrar Of Society (ROS) about Sabah Star's formation for the sake of the people of Sabah who have put their hopes and trust in him.
Kadau was speaking to reporters in a press conference held at the Keningau Pakatan Rakyat office, here, Saturday.
Meanwhile, the present situation between opposition parties, Pakatan Rakyat and Star Sabah should not be a reason for the KDM community to bicker among themselves.
Another APS leader here, Onggato Binandong, said supporters of Sabah Star should not be offended when PR lashed out against the leadership of Sabah Star on various issues, including the recent talk on the issue of politik cari makan.
Instead, he urged all Sabah Star supporters to switch their allegiance to PR, a more stable coalition, which stresses more on unity rather than discord within the KDM people here.
DAP Liawan spokesperson, Lawrence Y Mogidau also suggested that Jeffrey himself disband Sabah Star and return to PR to fight against Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno.
This is because, according to Pertubuhan Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPPS) Bingkor Chief, Julian Lian, Sabah Star's endeavour to fight against PR is only giving BN the advantage.
"It has been the game of BN to divide the people of Sabah by letting us fight among one another.
This situation is true even when we look at BN's KDM components today.
"Towards this end, we, the people of Sabah especially in the opposition should unite under one concentrated force to defeat BN and Umno," he said.
Also present at the press conference were Deputy Chairman of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Council of Elders, Robert Linggi, APS Bingkor Chief, Victor Leonardus, Liawan APS representative, Jason Johnny and others.