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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Three assemblymen from Malaya parties PKR and DAP hop out

KOTA KINABALU - Pakatan Harapan lost six of its Sabah leaders today, including three state lawmakers who announced their departure for a new local political platform.

Leading the pack was veteran politician Datuk Lajim Ukin who resigned as Sabah PKR chief, followed by the party’s state secretary Datuk Maijol Mahap, its Moyog assemblyman Terrence Siambun and Sabah Wanita PKR chief Johair Matlani.

Exiting DAP were its Likas assemblyman Junz Wong and its state deputy chairman Joan Goh.

“I am not exiting by myself. I will be joined by several leaders and youths with potential and also other Opposition [members],” Lajim told some 300 supporters who turned up at Yaho Hotel in Sembulan.

The Klias assemblyman added that 11 PKR division leaders would be following suit soon.

Lajim did not name the new party, but buntings at the event read “Harapan Rakyat”.

However, Terrence in his speech said he will be hopping on board the new unnamed party started by former Umno vice-president and Semporna MP Datuk Shafie Apdal and which last month succeeded in convincing Penampang MP Darell Leiking to relinquish his post as PKR vice-president.

“I will continue my political journey with YB Darell and Datuk Shafie on a local platform which can best represent Sabah’s needs,” Terrence said.

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