Maximus Ongkili Tells People In Kadamaian To Put Faith In PBS

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PBS acting president Maximus Ongkili receiving 916 new membership application forms from people in Kadamaian. – Photo credit Sandra Sokial

KOTA BELUD: The people, particularly in Kadamaian here, should put their faith in Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) as far as fighting for the rights of Sabah and Sabahans are concerned.

“Stick with PBS and trust us,” said PBS acting president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

Speaking at the meet-the-people session at Dewan Gopog in Taginambur, here, Thursday, the Kota Marudu Member of Parliament urged the people to refrain from believing lies by the opposition.

“It’s all purely unreasonable promises. These people from the opposition used to be in power holding high posts, from chief minister, deputy chief minister to federal minister, and yet they did little to help solve problems affecting the state and its people.

“Why are they claiming to fight for Sabah and Sabahans rights now. Why didn’t they do something when they had the chance to bring and make changes.

“Only after leaving Barisan Nasional (BN) they decide to go around promoting their so-called struggles, which PBS and BN had worked on hard for decades,” he told the over 600 supporters who attended the event.

At the event, Ongkili, who is also Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, received 916 new membership applications, an addition to 2,574 new members joining the party in the last 18 months.

The Kadamaian seat was contested by the PBS at the last election in 2013, but its candidate Herbert Timbon Lagadan was ousted by a political newcomer Jeremy Malajad who contested on a PKR ticket. Jeremy however ditched the PKR soon after and later joined PBRS.