Monday, March 10, 2008


Patrick not happy with poll process
Independent says police report will be lodged


The independent candidate for the Papar parliamentary seat, Datuk Patrick Sindu, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the election process in Papar. According to his statement yesterday, Patrick said he was very disturbed by the conduct of the general election on a whole range of issues. Patrick who lost to BN incumbent Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin who polled a total of 15,325 votes, said his proposer and seconder would lodge a police report on the matter. “As an activist in consumerism and human rights, I will continue to concentrate on the same area for the betterment of the people. It would be very good to be in the Parliament to bring out the various issues on consumerism and human rights with a passion,” said Patrick who is also the president of Consumer Association of Sabah and Labuan (CASH). He expressed his gratitude to those who supported him during his campaign rounds and those who voted for him. “It is expected an election petition would be submitted by several aggrieved candidates in the Papar constituency and I would take the initiative to ensure that this would be done for Papar and other areas. “It is likely that many such petitions would be lodged with the Kota Kinabalu High Court after the various police reports have been made,” he added. Patrick was of opinion that it may seem impossible to dislodge the State BN from power even with the special effort of the Federal-based opposition parties from Peninsula. He also said that he has not given up hope of changing the fortunes of Sabah for the people. “We hope that a new State political party would be established by sincere people in the local-based parties and independent candidates to work hard for the next five years,” he said.