Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

PBS is no pushover - Maximus

TAWAU: It is wrong for some people to accuse Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) of being a pushover party as it has been relentless in its efforts to fight for the rights of Sabahans till today.

PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili said history had proven that PBS never easily backed down, resisted attempts to take away the rights of Sabah and Sabahans, and would certainly fight for the people.

He said PBS as a multi-racial party would continue to voice out the rights and needs of the people of all races, including state rights, as it had been doing for the past 30 years.

Speaking to party members when opening the partys Tanjung Batu and Merotai division annual general meeting here yesterday, Dr Maximus said the party leaders regularly voiced out issues affecting the people, including to the Federal Government through the various available channels.

Some issues were raised without the knowledge of the public because we discussed them during Cabinet and Barisan Nasional meetings, as well as meetings with the leadership. And as acknowledged by the Prime Minister recently, some of the issues he addressed for Sabah were voiced out by PBS leaders.

“We will continue to voice out the peoples issues even if it makes some people unhappy, because it is in the interest of justice and fairness to all, he said.

Dr Maximus also stressed on the importance of PBS role as a multi-racial party for it to remain strong and relevant.

PBS is a strong party because it draws support from all sections of the ethnic divide in Sabah. So long as the party remains true to its struggle and responds to the aspirations of the younger generation, PBS will remain a party of choice for moderate Malaysians, he said.

He also told delegates to the AGM that PBS values the continuing support for the party from the East Coast of Sabah, especially among the Muslim communities. He reminded the party divisions to constantly strengthen its branches and recruit new members, especially among the youths.

Source : Daily Express