Rebel PH faction says decision not via consensus
Published on: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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Kota Kinabalu: Pemuda Pakatan Harapan Sabah on Tuesday said they leave it to their central leadership to decide on a candidate for the Prime Minister post. 

“We at State level think that any decision must be in line with the decision by Pakatan Harapan at federal level,” said Pemuda Pakatan Harapan Sabah Secretary, Razeef Rakimin. 

“So far, we have been informed that the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council will meet this Friday and we will wait for any decision or development from them,” he said in a statement, here, Tuesday. 

He said if there is any statement from the Angkatan Muda Keadilan, Pemuda Amanah or Pemuda Sosial DAP, it is only their personal opinion and not a consensus decision by the Pemuda Pakatan Harapan Sabah. 

“All component parties need to avoid getting caught up in the political game that can disrupt the relations of the component partners. 

“It is an aspiration for Pemuda Sabah to have a Prime Minister from Sabah. But the criteria for determining who is more qualified should be taken into consideration when choosing the Prime Minister’s candidate, especially in the matter of restoring the economy of the people and the country,” he said.

He said Pakatan Harapan at federal level is currently working to regain the mandate given by the people in the 14th General Election. 

“If this is successful, we can get back on track and fulfil all the promises made such as the fulfilment of the promise in the manifesto, the process of transition of power as enshrined in the Pakatan Harapan Agreement and lift and uphold the long-standing reform agenda,” he said. 

He said Pemuda Pakatan Harapan Sabah should be more focused on preparing for the 15th General Election which is expected to take place at any time. 

“The strengthening of the alliance between Pemuda Pakatan Harapan Sabah, Wira Warisan and Upko Youth component parties in a priority today in shaping the strong Youth election machinery ahead of the 15th General Election,” he said. 

Meanwhile, former Sabah Wanita PKR chief Rahimah Majid has criticised the party’s state chief, Christina Liew, for her silence on the matter.

Rahimah, who was sacked by PKR for openly attacking top party leaders, said Liew should be more like her Sabah DAP counterparts, who have been vocal on the issue.

“I believe Liew’ silence is to protect her own political interests.

“She does not want to disobey her president Anwar Ibrahim and, at the same time, offend chief minister Shafie,” she said.

Rahimah said Liew, who is also the Sabah PH chairman, is in a tight spot and may have to leave PKR if she supported the proposal.

Liew’s silence, which she described as “mind-dumbing”, could also be because the party had issued a gag order, she said.



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