Throughout the tensions that are happening, Sabah opposition group PPBM has denied reports that some of its state legislatures are preparing to join Umno.
His Knowledge Officer, Firdaus Akbhar, today discounted these rumors and claimed that it had been done by individuals opposed to the establishment of PPBM in the state as well as intent on building a divide between Perikatan Nasional partners.
All members of Parliament and Assembly in Sabah PPBM stand firm behind the leadership of Sabah PPBM Chief Hajiji Noor, “Firdaus said in response to a news portal report.
The article allegations that five Sabah PPBM members, who are nice to former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, are preparing to return to Sabah Umno.
The group also has five Members of Parliament, namely Abdul Rahim Bakri (Kudat), Azizah Mohd Dun (Beaufort), Hafez Yamani Musa (Sipitang), Ronald Kiandee (Beluran) and Zakaria Mohd Edris (Libaran).
The study said Hafez, who is Musa ‘s uncle, Arifin and Musa’s son-in – law, Ghulam, are among the five reps reported to be leaving.
Warisan was believed to have resisted PPBM ‘s entry into Sabah following a supposed agreement between its chief, Shafie Apdal, and PPBM chairman, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, that before the 14th general election PPBM would not step foot in Sabah. In addition to this, Warisan treated their move as a violation of the PPBM.
Firdaus believed that the rumors were created by those who were envious of the Perikatan Nasional government’s success in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and appointing leaders to key positions in the federal cabinet, agencies and others.
Through this, Beluran MP Kiandee has been named chairman of the Sabah Growth Action Council and federal minister of agriculture and agro-industry.
Recently, Upko, DAP, and PKR members of the ruling party have been compelled to make a joint announcement regarding their support for Shafie as Warisan chief amid rumours of a political debacle in the state on social media.