Shafie Apdal: Warisan Sabah Will Not Join Peninsula Opposition Parties

Shafie Apdal
Shafie Apdal

KOTA KINABALU – Parti Warisan Sabah will not join the opposition from peninsula Malaysia, said its president, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

However, he said, his party would support Pakatan Harapan which comprise DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) at the coming 14th general election.

Warisan would focus more on Sabah by working together with several opposition parties in the state, he told reporters at the Parliament lobby Monday.

Commenting on his absence at the Pakatan Harapan Convention on Saturday, Shafie, who is Semporna Member of Parliament, said he was touring Kudat, Sabah on that day.

Top Pakatan Harapan leaders – from left – Lim Kit Siang, Wan Azizah, Tun Siti Hasmah, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Azmin Ali and Saifuddin Nasution at the Harapan convention in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Sabah’s Shafie Apdal said his Parti Warisan will work with the national opposition rather than join them.

On Saturday, Shafie had several engagements in the northern region, starting with a Rungus fest in Sikuati, and later meeting local leaders in Kudat.

The following day, he was at the heartland of the KedazanDusun in Penampang, moving with his deputy and Penampang lawmake, Darell Leiking in a walkabout at the Donggongon Sunday market.

He was also accompanied by several other party leaders including Likas assemblyman Junz Wong.

On his feedback of the people towards his new party following his tour of various districts in the state, Shafie said the response was good and people were keen to work with the party for a change in the state.

Shafie, who spent time at a coffeeshop with patrons, also spoke about the new Sabah-based party and told the Penampang folks that the claims he paid RM5mil to join Warisan was untrue.

“These are all lies, we are fighting for Sabah,” he told some of the market goers during his walkabout.