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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Opposition parties in Sabah not united, says Lajim

The party chief says the absence of cooperation was seen when one of the parties announced it would contest in all seats in the state
KOTA KINABALU - Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah president Lajim Ukin does not refute the lack of cooperation and unity among the opposition parties in Sabah, saying that they each have their own direction and manifesto.

He said they were unlike Barisan Nasional (BN) which, despite having 14 component parties, moved as a team.

“The opposition parties in Sabah each have their own manifesto. The people will be confused, not knowing which is the better one,” he added.

Lajim, who is Klias assemblyman, said efforts were made to bring the opposition parties together, but it depended on the willingness of the other party to work together.

“We are making efforts, but if other people cannot accept us?

“We believe as opposition parties, we must have the same objective. That is crucial.

“There should not be other objectives, like wanting to be a chief minister,” he said.

Lajim said the absence of cooperation among the opposition parties in Sabah was seen when one party announced it would contest in the 73 state and 25 parliamentary constituencies in the state. - Bernama

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