Defection Stuns Warisan: Leaders Join Gagasan

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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan suffered a monumental setback on Sunday when a crucial faction of its leadership, including the esteemed Nicholas Chak, parted ways with the party to join Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah (Gagasan Rakyat).

The group formally informed Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor of their decision at his official residence, Sri Gaya.

The charismatic Nicholas Chak, known for his longstanding commitment to Warisan as the party’s Kota Kinabalu deputy division chief and supreme council member, has been a linchpin in the party’s operations.

His close association with Warisan’s vice president, Datuk Junz Wong, has been a significant factor in their united front against the GRS government.

However, the current shift signifies a pivotal change in the political climate.

Besides Chak, prominent party figures including Datuk David Chong, Faridah Wasli, Maxxy Loo, and several committee members from the Kota Kinabalu division have also announced their decision to leave Warisan for Gagasan Rakyat.

According to the group, they are united in their full support for the unity government led by Hajiji.

“In the general election last year, the rakyat made their decision through their votes resulting in the unity government being formed. It is now time to fully support the unity government and focus on governance,” they said in their statement.

“Political disputes should be deferred until the next election as it is now the time to think about the needs of the rakyat and that is a stable political environment where they can work and carry out their businesses.”

They also praised the Chief Minister’s efforts to resolve local issues such as the water supply problem in Sandakan.

“Hajiji hopes to resolve the salty water supply problem as soon as possible so that people in Sandakan can enjoy clean water supply.”

This remarkable transition of Warisan’s key figures to Gagasan Rakyat is a significant triumph for the latter and a major blow to Warisan.

With Chak’s departure, a highly popular figure who had been integral to the party since its inception, Warisan faces a substantial loss.

This political shift may indeed herald a new chapter in Sabah’s political landscape.

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