Monday, March 3, 2008


KDM’s glory days coming back: Donald


The Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) community’s glory days are coming back, according to the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Moyog, Donald Datuk Peter Mojuntin. “A new era is dawning and therefore the KDM cannot afford to run around in circles anymore,” Donald said at a luncheon to welcome- Upko President Tan Sri Bernard Dompok back as the BN’s candidate for the Penampang parliamentary seat yesterday. Donald stressed that the KDM should discard the habit of leaving BN and joining the opposition when they are disappointed only to realize later that ‘the grass is not greener on the other side’. “We have to stop doing this because the KDM are represented in the Government by elected representatives from KDM-based BN component parties,” he said. According to Donald, by giving them the mandate, the elected representatives can voice out the needs and grouses of the KDM communities to the Government. “We have the opportunity to say and do what we want for the people. We also have the opportunity to argue if something is not right,” he said in urging the people to ensure a resounding victory for BN candidates in Penampang, Moyog and Kapayan constituencies. “Our participation in BN will also serve everybody irrespective of race,” he said, adding that the BN is a well established coalition with a very good track record in terms of providing Malaysia with security as well as economic and political stability. On a different issue, Donald shot down talks that Dompok had made the wrong decision by dropping two Upko’s incumbents for the coming election. “People are saying that he (Dompok) made the wrong decision by not fielding certain candidates. I would like to stress that there were no wrong decisions. The decisions were made with good heart and our two leaders are with us all the way. “They are involved in the campaigning with open hearts and are giving the party everything they’ve got,” he said. According to Donald further, in any struggle, there is only one way to do it... with integrity and honesty. There is no need to destroy anybody’s credibility and no need to lie.