Warisan KK: Sabah Never Had A ‘Trolley Issue’ Before Pas Became ‘YB’

KOTA KINABALU: Warisan Kota Kinabalu has lambasted PAS’s Nominated State Assemblyman, Aliakbar Gulasan for encouraging divisive politics in the Land Below the Wind.

This comes following Aliakbar’s statement on Monday, accusing a local supermarket in Keningau of insulting the sensitivity of Muslims.

Aliakbar said, the local supermarket should have prepared separate trolleys for its patrons, while expressing regret that the local supermarket did not refer to the religious authorities for advice.

In response, Maxi Loo who is Warisan Kota Kinabalu’s Youth Chief said it is a shame that since PAS had its first representative in the State Assembly, divisive and extreme ideologies are gaining a foothold in Sabah.

“Since 1963, Sabah never had any ‘trolley issue’. Coincidentally in every single election, PAS also lost badly. They never had a ‘YB’ in the State Assembly, and Sabah was peaceful and harmonious for decades.”

“Unfortunately in 2018, after Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) came into power, PAS for the first time in history managed to enter the Sabah State Legislative Assembly via the ‘backdoor’, when Aliakbar was appointed a Nominated State Assemblyman.”

“This PAS rep did not win any seat. Neither did he contest in the election. He was appointed as one of the six Nominated Assemblymen like Yong Teck Lee.”

“But in less than a year, all hell broke lose. Out of no where, Sabahans are told we need separate trolleys for Muslims and non-Muslims.”

Maxi added, Sabahans must reject PAS at all costs.

“Sabah’s politics was never like Semenanjung’s politics. But now it seems like we are becoming like Semenanjung.”

“So in order for Sabah to remain peaceful and harmonious, PAS must be rejected at all costs. These parasites are up to no good as their extreme views will tear Sabah apart.”

On Wednesday, Professor James Chin who is Director of the Asia Institute Tasmania at the University of Tasmania wrote on his Facebook the following:

“Many people warned about PAS getting a foothold in Sabah. The KDM (Kadazan Dusun Murut) parties in the government could do nothing.”

“Now look at what is happening… Soon, it will be the swimming pool, cinemas etc. One item at a time… Sarawak, please learn from Sabah.”

In 2015, a similar “trolley issue” erupted at the national level when the then Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism Ministry proposed for the segregation of trolleys at supermarkets.

Sabahans however, vehemently objected the proposal and the proposal was never implemented in Sabah.