KOTA KINABALU – Keadilan Sabah will start the process of restructuring the state leadership by meeting all leaders of the 25 PKR divisions in Sabah in the earliest possible time frame.
“We will have a consensus among the divisional leaders on the outcome of the new leadership structure,” said party spokesman, Dr Roland Chia.
“Like any appointments of leaders, selection criteria would be drawn up to be inclusive from all regions within Sabah, gender and racial composition,” he said in a statement sighted by BorneoToday on Sunday, hours after several PKR leaders quit the party.
Chia, one of two PKR elected representatives still remaining in the party, described the decision of its former State chief, Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin and Moyog Assemblyman, Terrence Siambun as regretful. The other is Christina Liew.
Speaking in his capacity as spokesperson for the divisional leaders, he said that it was the party’s stand that lawmakers who won seats in the last general election have a moral obligation and duty to serve the people through the party platform that they won on.
Chia, the Inanam Assemblyman, said Keadilan Sabah is here to stay in Sabah as reflected in the majority of its Divisional Leaders pledging to support the party and its leadership in the fighting the course of Institutional Reforms, Justice For All, Transparency and Rule of Law.
He said once the restructuring of leadership is concluded, Keadilan Sabah will meet with its Pakatan Harapan Sabah counterparts – DAP and AMANAH – to work out a formulae with all local based opposition parties to have a one-on-one fight against the BN regime in this coming 14th General Election.
PKR Penampang Member of Parliament quit the party in late September. He is to team up with former Umno vice president, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
Lajim and a large group of PKR supporters are expected to move into a new party to be headed by him, while some of them might join a yet to be named party headed by Shafie, who is also Semporna MP.
Siambun is joining Shafie’s new party but it is still not clear who else will be joining them.