Sabah Bersatu ‘pioneers’ quit citing distrust
Published on: Thursday, June 20, 2019
By: Christy Chok

TAWAU: Twenty-five protem divisional chiefs together with 3,000 members, claiming to be the earliest activators of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) or Bersatu in Sabah led by Datuk Thomas Mojuga Tukung, announced their decision to quit the party en-masse and join Parti Warisan Sabah on Wednesday.

Thomas, who was the former deputy chairman of PPBM Sabah, said they were the earliest team to bring Bersatu to Sabah although the group was centralised in Pulai, Johor Baru. 

The group cited “lack of trust in the central leadership that has broken promise” as reason for their action.

He said the Bersatu leadership had promised not to accept Umno members nor give them any position. 

“Sadly, they are stabbing us in the back. In fact, an Umno member (Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor) was appointed as the Bersatu leader. 

“There is no place for political migrants, especially Umno members once PPBM is spreading to Sabah which was promised by the central leadership to the earliest activators of PPBM Sabah when it was established in Sabah.

“We are unable to cooperate with the Sabah PPBM protem heads which had been appointed in February based on the principle. We are very disappointed with the appointment of the Sabah PPBM protem heads as it means they denied all of our sacrifices, commitments and hard work to overthrow Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN),” he said.

Thomas believed that more Bersatu members would quit the party because they have no confidence with this new leadership of the party.



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