KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), as a multi-racial party, is always open to political cooperation with any Sabah-based parties, for the sake of Sabahans.
PBS President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) said well-known for its political goals, PBS defends its stand for multi ethnic politics, multiculturalism, state rights and Malaysia Agreement 1963, principled political conduct especially in championing the anti-hop law, protecting and defending the State’s security especially against illegal foreigners, and ensuring economic progress for the people of Sabah.
“These are our political goals and ideals,” said the Kota Marudu MP in a statement here Wednesday.
Warisan President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal Shafie on Tuesday indicated readiness to work with PBS, describing the party as the ideal partner to work with to fight for Sabah’s rights
“We welcome political friends who are desirous to share these aspirations with us in PBS.
“Hence, we are constantly on the lookout for political friends and partners to make Sabah a better land for genuine people of Sabah.
“Therefore, we take note on the political gesture by the President of Parti Warisan Sabah Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to cooperate and work together for the good of all Sabahans,” said Dr Maximus.
As a member of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah State government, PBS is equally open to work with the opposition Warisan and Dr Maximus hoped colleagues in GRS would view Warisan’s gesture of cooperation and working relationship positively.
“Of course, PBS is enjoying a good working relationship with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, both through GRS as well as in Perikatan Nasional.
“We are comfortable with these senarios and able to serve the rakyat in Sabah and nationally through the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
“I hope the nice gesture of political cooperation from Warisan and our PBS response for political friendship on behalf of GRS can improve political stability and socioeconomic development in Sabah, ensuring a safer Sabah especially from illegal immigration,” Dr Maximus said.
He stressed that for PBS, strategic interest must also be taken into account.
“We should welcome political cooperations for the sake of the people, so long as the intentions are sincere and there are no selfish conditions.”-BorneoGazette