In snub to Umno, another former Sabah BN party says flying own colours in state poll
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will contest on its own ticket for the Sabah state election, with its president saying it would not rejoin the Barisan Nasional coalition as it rejected Umno.
(MMO) – LDP president Datuk Chin Su Pin told Malaysiakini that his party would not work with Umno no matter how they fare in the September 26 state election.
“People are disappointed with the current situation, so we will be the third force. We will provide an alternative for them.
“Even if we win seats, we will not cooperate with Umno,” he was quoted as saying.
The BN coalition disintegrated shortly after the 14th general election, leaving the former ruling coalition with just its founding members of Umno, MCA, and MIC.
While the former Sarawak BN components banded together as Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), their Sabah counterparts have largely remained unaffiliated.