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Warisan pledges support for Dr M as PM
Published on: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
By: Larry Ralon
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) has rallied behind other political parties like DAP and Amanah of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership as the Prime Minister.

Its President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic), who is also Chief Minister, said State leaders will always give precedence to the interests of Sabahans during the current political situation in the country. 

He said this in a statement Monday following Dr Mahathir’s resignation as the Prime Minister.

Shafie also said the State Government will continue working with the Federal Government of the day.

“Whatever it is, we have been consistent in our stance; we need to work closely with the Federal Government, whoever the Federal Government is.

“The State wants to work with the Federal Government, we cannot operate in solo as part of the country,” he said.

At a press conference held after he officiated the 24th State-level District Officers Conference at Pacific Sutera here earlier, Shafie said his party had worked well with Dr Mahathir’s administration despite not being an official partner of the Pakatan Harapan (PH). 

When asked whether the State Government’s stance would change once this is confirmed, he said this would be reassessed then but added that the State Government would continue functioning.

“We are running the State well, we have the numbers, we still can run the State, nothing has happened, only our relationship with the Federal Government. We have to be focused and run the State.

“Of course, the nation is important as well, we have to be mindful of what is happening there but as I indicated, we need to work with the Federal Government for the people — for job opportunities, for development,” he said.

Warisan has nine MPs, followed by PPBM with five, PKR and DAP with three each, Umno with two, while Upko, Star, PBS and PBRS has one MP each.


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