KOTA KINABALU – Liberal Demoractic Party (LDP) Saturday expressed the hope that Barisan Nasional would continue to uphold the spirit of consensus and power sharing.
As the only local Chinese based party in Sabah, LDP would like to register a caveat for additional seats in urban or suburban areas, said its president Datuk Teo Chee Kang.
“It is our firm stance that the 13 new seats must be allocated to the component parties based on the notion of power sharing in BN,” he said at LDP’s 27th General Assembly here Saturday.
He said LDP was entrusted by BN in the 13th General Election to contest in four state seats, namely, N.2 Tanjung Kapor, N.14 Likas, N.44 Karamunting and N.58 Merotai.
“We won three (Merotai, Tanjung Kapor, Karamunting) out of four state seats but lost marginally in the Sandakan Parliament seat. Regardless of when the next general election is called, we see it as equally, if not more challenging than the previous one especially in the urban seats.
“However the breaking up of DAP and the virtual collapse of PKR in Sabah, together with the emergence of several new Sabah based opposition parties will certainly add to the political dynamics in the state,” he added.
He said although BN was not free from issues, the people were also disappointed with the opposition.
“The people now realise that the opposition are not as trustworthy as they seemed, neither are they saints or angels. I am confident that BN will continue to win and form the state and Federal Government,” he said.
Meanwhile, Teo said LDP fully supported the initiative taken by the state government to restore Sabah’s diluted rights.