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Sabah DAP, Sabah Pakatan and GPS renew support
Published on: Monday, December 04, 2023
By: Winnie Kasmir
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Sabah DAP, Sabah Pakatan and GPS renew support
Phoong (left) said Sabah DAP also fully supports the Unity Government led by Anwar (right) and is confident that Anwar’s leadership would ensure that Sabah obtains more resources and support for solving its problems.
SANDAKAN: Sabah DAP and Sabah Pakatan Harapan will continue to support the Sabah Government led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor until the end of the term.

This was among resolutions adopted at the party’s Sabah annual convention at the Hakka Hall, here, Sunday

Its Secretary Datuk Phoong Jin Zhe said Sabah DAP also fully supports the Unity Government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and is confident that Anwar’s leadership would ensure that Sabah obtains more resources and support for solving its problems.

It said the party is committed to defending the rights of Sabah as enshrined in the Federal Constitution and Malaysia Agreement 1963, where the Federal Government must implement MA63 matters as soon as possible.

He also said Sabah DAP would defend the seats it won in the 2020 Sabah State Election and would continue expanding to offer good services and progressive idealism to Sabahans.

“Sabah DAP call on the Government, whether Federal or State, to take serious attention and act on problems that have been affecting Sabahans for a long time, such as the problem of citizenship and illegal immigrants, basic infrastructure and others.”

“The sixth motion calls for the Federal Government to defend and preserve religious freedom and safeguard racial and religious diversity in the Federation as promised and enshrined in the Keningau Oath Stone.

“This is also to never surrender to religious extremist factions that destroy the spirit of the Malaysian Federation’s establishment that is in accordance with MA63 principles,” he said.

The DAP Central Supreme Committee (CEC) also proposed that the Party Constitution be amended to strengthen the position of the Sabah State DAP Committee within the party’s organisation and management.

“This is also to grant autonomy and decision-making power to the Sabah State Committee,” said Phoong.

The second convention this year was officiated by DAP National Organisation Secretary Steven Sim Chee Keong, attended by DAP International Secretary Jannie Lasimbang, Sabah DAP Chairman Frankie Poon and Sabah DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Leader Vivian Wong.

The convention was attended by 143 people and 34 delegates from the Kota Marudu, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu and Libaran branches.

Earlier, senior GPS leader Fadillah Yusof sought to assure the unity government of Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s backing.

Fadillah, a senior vice-president of GPS lynchpin Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), said the ruling state coalition is committed to ensuring the unity government remains stable and sustainable.

GPS will prioritise national interests above all else to ensure political stability for the nation’s sake, said Fadillah, who is a deputy prime minister in the unity federal government.

“We have agreed among the leadership of GPS that our priority is to ensure political stability and that the unity government will stay on,” he said. 

“This is so that we can maintain and improve the economy. We need investors and stable politics as the main foundation to move forward.” 

Bersatu Supreme Council member Redzuan Yusof said there was talk that MPs from the government bloc, including Barisan Nasional and PKR, will support Perikatan Nasional to form a new government.

However, unity government spokesman Fahmi Fadzil urged the opposition to stop making statements that would confuse the public.

Fadillah also said a meeting related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) which was supposed to take place this month has been postponed to January as many ministers from West and East Malaysia will not be around.

He said the ministers are slated to travel abroad on official matters.

“There are several pending matters that are being discussed by the technical committee and working committee. These matters include both the health and education sectors,” said Fadillah, who helms the government’s MA63 technical committee.

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