Sunday, March 2, 2008

SUNDAY-2ND MARCH 2008- Edwin claims-KDM based BN parties perpetuate division

Edwin claims KDM—based BN parties perpetuate division

The KadazanDusun-Murut (KDM) based parties under the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition must “close shop” to ensure all KDMs can unite as a single community, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Dr Edwin Bosie. The Penampang parliamentary candidate for Keadilan said the presence of these parties, namely Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Upko and PBRS, will only perpetuate division of the community, which is the goal of the BN Government in controlling Sabah. “We have been broken up by the Federal (Government) so it is easier for them to control Sabah. We have to make sure these KDM parties close shop, so we can misompuru (come together) under one party,” he said during a ceramah or talk at Kg Tanaki here, Saturday night.
Edwin said the inability of the KDM-based parties under the BN to look out for the community’s welfare was proven when Upko president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok dropped Tuaran parliamentary incumbent Datuk Wilfred Tangau and Moyog State incumbent Philip Lasimbang. “I have known Wilfred since our university days. He is eloquent, outspoken and will fight for what is right and what happens to him? He gets replaced by (Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred) Bumburing, who is from the older generation. “The Barisan Nasional practices five D which is Datang, Duduk, Diam, Dengar, Dapat (come, sit, keep quiet, listen, receive) but Wilfred (Tangau) is not the type to do that. “He will make noise if it means fighting for the rights of the people but maybe his party leadership decided that his presence (in Parliament) would make things difficult for them so they changed him with Bumburing. “As for Tan Sri (Dompok), he is returning to Penampang at the expense of Philip and (Penampang parliamentary incumbent) Donald (Mojuntin), who is now contesting in Moyog. “These are all young leaders ... I believe this is the time of the younger generation and Upko has decided to throw away its young leaders, which is the wrong decision,” he said. Edwin stressed that it is up to the electorate to support the “reformation of the Government” to ensure it operates as it should. “Our delivery system is wrong. We want to reform the Government so that the police will do their job as they should, the Forestry Department will do their job as they should, and all Government departments will do what they are supposed to without pressure from ministers or politicians. “We must think of our future, and of the rotten system that we are in ….we need change. The BN has promised us a better tomorrow, but how many times must we bite on that hook, line and sinker?” he said. Also present at the talk were Keadilan State candidate for Moyog Moris @ Francis Miji, Datu Sebastian Balanting and Innocent Makajil.