Hajiji: No new state govt, GRS is solid as ever

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PUTATAN: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Haji Noor dismissed talks of change in the State government as mere propaganda aimed at rocking Gabungan Rakyat Sabah’s (GRS) boat.

He said Sabah’s present political situation was stable and so is GRS, which had been given the mandate by the people to govern the state and focus on bringing development.

Hajiji also visited the scene at Kampung Meruntum, Putatan where 35 houses were razed to the ground leaving 83 people homeless on May 15.-Pic Credit CMD Press Office

In this respect, Hajiji urged the people not to fall prey to the speculations fueled by political propaganda.

“This is just propaganda being played up to confuse the people or an attempt to break the unity among components within Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS),” he said when met after visiting the Meruntum fire victims at the temporary shelter at PPR Taman Serigai Tanjung Keramat, here today.

The Chief Minister was commenting on rumours of a new state government to be installed following the exchange of “cordial” statements between Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and opposition Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) top leaders.

Last week, Warisan President Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal when responding to a question from the media said PBS was Warisan’s preferrable partner in developing Sabah.

His colleague in PBS Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili responded the next day saying that PBS was open to working with any local party including the oppositions for the good of Sabahans.

It then led to speculations that PBS will ditch GRS to join hand with Warisan to form a new state government allowing Shafie to make a come back as chief minister.

However, Hajiji said PBS secretary-general Datuk Joniston Bangkuai had already issued a statement also dismissing such talks on Sunday.

Bangkuai who is Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister said it was all “idle chatter” as the GRS state government was secure

“There is nothing to deny because there is no truth to it,” said Bangkuai.-BorneoGazette

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