Cracks in Sabah opposition parties

(The Star) – Cracks are appearing in another Sabah opposition party with four PKR assemblymen said to be unhappy with the choice of Datuk Lajim Ukin to lead them.

The four Assemblymen were said to be upset over the failure of PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to consult them about the choice, sources said.

The four were said be contemplating of staying out of any party activities but had no intention of quitting PKR.

Matunggong assemblyman Jailani Hamdan, who was said to be among the four leaders, was reported to have said they would wait for the appointment of the Sabah PKR leaders council before making their next move.

The other three were Terrence Siambun (Moyog), Jeremy Malajad (Kedaimaian) and Christina Liew (Api Api).

‘’We will wait to see who Lajim appoints into the council and also whether he would consider our proposals,” Jailani was quoted as saying.

Jailani said that they had submitted their proposals to Anwar and Lajim, who is Klias assebmlyman, over certain issues.

He said if their proposals were not accepted, they would not accept any positions in any committees or within the party.

Jailani said they may take a similar approach as the Sabah DAP counterpart Hiew King Cheu, the Luyang Assemblyman, who had resigned as the party’s advisor here.

Hiew quit the post last week citing his unhappiness with certain state leaders whom he said had alienated him from DAP activities and failed to consult him on issues.

Four elected DAP leaders also sought disciplinary action against Hiew for supporting Lajim as state opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly.

Sabah DAP’s choice was Tamparuli assemblyman Datuk Wilfred Bumburing who heads the Sabah Reform Movement but won the seat on a PKR ticket.