KOTA KINABALU: Incumbent Inanam assemblyman Kenny Chua who was sacked by PKR for jumping ship said he did so out of loyalty to PKR and its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
In a statement today, Chua also denied allegations that he had been offered huge sums of money to switch sides.
“The relevant authorities can investigate me. They can check my bank accounts if they suspect that I had been offered millions of cash.”
Chua, who had openly declared his support for Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal now said it was against his principle to be part of a state government led by Shafie’s Warisan because this party had openly declared its support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“I’ve repeatedly said that as a PKR leader in Sabah, it was only right for me to stay loyal to my party president and threw my undivided support for him as the country’s next prime minister as what all Malaysians and Sabahans had been promised during the last general election.
Chua was one the 13 assemblyman who decided to switch sides and rally behind former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman in his bid to topple the Warisan-led state government.
The attempt however was foiled after Warisan, led by Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, sought for the dissolution of the state legislative assembly to pave the way for a snap state election.
Thanking PKR and voters in Inanam for having given him the chance to serve over the past two years, Chua said he will continue to soldier on.
“Right from the start after I got elected, it’s been my intention to give my best service to the people of Inanam and Sabah in general.
“Given another chance, I’ll still continue to do my best. And I’ll want to make right what has been wrong in our current system,” he said.