KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) has welcomed the formation of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS)-BN Solidarity Cooperation Committee as it will bolster the strength of the present GRS-BN State government.
Sabah BN Chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said it was time for GRS and BN to strengthen the government to ensure the people live in a better condition.
The interests of the people and the state’s development are the priority for GRS-BN State government, said Bung who is also a Deputy Chief Minister.
“Sabah has been left out in terms of development and economy, among others, for so long,” he said.
The Sabah Umno chief was met at the Sabah BN Aidilfitri reception in Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort and Spa here today. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was the guest-of-honour.
The event was also attended by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor who is also Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) chairman.
Also present were local party presidents such as Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan of Sabah Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR), Tan Sri Joseph Kurup (Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah – PBRS), Datuk Yong Teck Lee (Sabah Progressive Party – SAPP), Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (Parti Cinta Sabah), Datuk Peter Anthony (Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat – KDM) as well as Sabah former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.
On May 9, Hajiji announced that the GRS supreme council has agreed for the establishment of the Committee to ensure there are no clashes between the parties in GRS and BN in the 15th general election.
“The GRS and BN Solidarity Cooperation Committee was formed because we know the current state government is GRS-BN.
“Our aim is to unite the parties in GRS and BN so that we can face the next GE together. If possible, there will be no clash between GRS and BN,” he was reported telling reporters after chairing the GRS supreme council meeting in Menara Kinabalu.-TheBorneoGazette