'Sabah PKR not getting along with PPPS, APS' claim
Published on: Friday, April 12, 2013
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Kota Kinabalu: Relations between opposition party, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and ally, Sabah Reform Movement (PPPS) and Sabah Reform Alliance (APS), appear to have soured as the election draws closer. Sabah PKR leaders appear to be 'jealous' of the two non-governmental bodies' leaders Datuk Lajim Hj Ukin (PPPS) and Datuk Wilfred Bumburing (APS), over the attention they are getting from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Keadilan member, Ag Maidin Hj Ag Apong claimed, on Thursday, there have been instances whereby the Sabah PKR has 'stepped on the toes' of both groups, with the most recent ones being clashing events a week ago.

"PKR had organised an event where Bumburing's APS also had theirs.

They seemed trying to woo APS voters for themselves although both are working on the same boat," he claimed.

He also said PKR leaders are also entering the areas of other opposition members such as his constituency - Karambunai.

Although the PKR candidate list has not been announced yet, Ag Maidin claimed PKR had named an outsider for the seat, replacing him although he had stood for the party in 2008 and lost to Umno's Datuk Jainab Ahmad.

This had prompted him to eye the Sepanggar seat as an independent ticket following the demands of his supporters, apart from proving to the PKR leaders they had made a mistake on choosing the candidate.

"They (PKR) claimed they are fielding a 'winnable candidate'. He's an outsider for Karambunai. Already, the PKR election centre has been set up for him," he said, without revealing the name of the person, claiming only that he is a PPS member from Beaufort.

Ag Maidin said, although he is under the PPPS, its President, Lajim has respect for the areas of others.

He claimed he has the strong backing of the communities in Karambunai majority of them Bajau-Brunei numbering some 10,000.

"I had also garnered a total of 4,896 votes in the previous election despite losing to Jainab," he said.


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