RANAU: Sabah PKR chief Datuk Christina Liew said the party’s division here remains intact despite the exit of its leader Jonathan Yasin to Perikatan Nasional in March.
“It was perceived that when he jumped ship, others would follow suit,” she said.
“On the contrary, there was no exodus because the rest of the divisional leadership and members did not want to become political frogs, and neither did they wish to pawn the dignity of the party’s struggle.”
Liew, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, was speaking at the official opening of the new PKR Ranau office at the Lohan Rest House here on Saturday.
She commended Peter Sumping who has taken over the divisional leadership and his team for their effort in keeping the fort and strengthening the division’s position.
“We welcome those who are interested to join PKR, and I understand there are new members here today,” she said, calling on the new leadership to reactivate the division and take care of members’ well-being as well as that of the local community.
Meanwhile, Liew reminded them to be prepared in facing the 15th General Election and the possibility of a snap election.
Earlier, Peter pledged the division’s support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as PKR president and Datuk Christina Liew as chairperson of the PKR State Leadership Council (MPN).
He also assured that more people were registering as members of the party’s Ranau division.
Also present were Sabah PKR vice-chief Kenny Chua, Liew’s political secretary Vivien Liew and Warisan Ranau division chief Siriman Hj Basir.