Papar Warisan chief claims support base intact despite defections


KOTA KINABALU: The native Kadazandusun support for Parti Warisan stays intact, says the get together’s Papar division chief, two days after a insurgent group led by former vice chairman Datuk Peter Anthony claimed 32 branches had been dissolved.

Papar Warisan division chief Ahmad Hassan on Tuesday (Jan 18) mentioned solely 24 branches had left with Limbahau assemblyman Datuk Juil Nuatim on Sunday (Jan 16) and added that each one 24 weren’t registered with the Registrar of Societies

The Limbahau state constituency is inside the Papar parliamentary constituency.

Juil and Anthony left Warisan final month with plans to kind a Kadazandusun, Murut and Rungus-based get together.

Ahmad mentioned that each one different registered branches stay with Warisan below the management of Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

“Officially, all registered Warisan branches are intact. There were only a few committee members who left but this will not affect the party and its grassroots support,” mentioned Ahmad, who’s the Papar MP.

Dismissing Anthony’s argument that Warisan shouldn’t have expanded to Peninsular Malaysia, he mentioned this doesn’t cease the get together from specializing in Sabah points, together with its rights below the Malaysia Agreement (MA63).

Ahmad mentioned he believed that the transfer to increase to the peninsula was the fitting step to make sure Warisan can win seats there so the voices and issues of Sabahans will be raised.

“If the folks of Kuala Lumpur can come right here to share 25 seats (in Sabah) with us, what’s improper with us going to KL to get a share of the seats there.

He added that Warisan may strengthen its place in nationwide politics.

Ahmad additionally mentioned {that a} new native get together would additional divide the Kadazandusun, Murut and Rungus communities.

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