KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Youth Chief Christopher Mandut today expressed his confusion over a recent statement by Umno Kota Belud Division head Fadli Juanas
In the statement, Fadli had urged PBS to put its focus on recapturing all lost seats in the last general election before considering contesting in the 13 newly approved state assembly seats.
“It is very puzzling to us because as it is known, PBS is the only multiracial party in Sabah, and I believe we are most suited to contest any seats, including Muslim Bumiputra and Chinese areas,” said Mandut, in a statement, today.
He added that Fadli’s call is misplaced as PBS is no longer part of Barisan Nasional (BN) as such has nothing to do with Umno.
“PBS is now on its own, as such other parties has no right to dictate where the party should or should not contest,” he said.
He added that instead of meddling into PBS matters, Fadli should also take his own advice.
“Umno Sabah had also lost many seats in the last general elections, so maybe they should focus on winning their seats too,” he said.
Mandut added that PBS is working hard to reach out to the grassroots, adding its Youth Movement will move more aggressively to promote the Party to the younger generation, following the recent government’s decision to allow 18-year-olds to vote in the next election.
“This will be among our focus. We will be going all over Sabah to reach out to the young voters,” he said.-SabahNewsToday