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Sabah DAP Backs Out From MOU, After Massive Defeats In Melaka And Sarawak

Sabah DAP has backed out from the Sabah Memorandum of Understanding, after the party suffered massive defeats in the Melaka and Sabah State Election.

The proposed Sabah MOU with the Bersatu-led Sabah Stare Government, was previously proposed by Sabah PH.

Sabah DAP secretary, Phoong Jin Zhe said this was decided at a meeting by the state DAP council two weeks ago.

“We made a unanimous decision that we will not enter into any form of collaboration, reform agenda or MoU with the current state government,” he told reporters today.

“The question was whether Sabah DAP should join Sabah Pakatan Harapan to enter the MoU discussions. The meeting did not even discuss the signing of the MoU.”

The Luyang State Assemblyman added, Sabah DAP felt that there was no necessity to have any kind of agreement with the GRS Government because the coalition already enjoyed a secure majority in the state assembly.

“So, there’s no need for us to (sign any MoU) in the name of political stability,” Phoong said.

“It’s totally different from the situation at the Federal level when Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was named Prime Minister three months ago.”

GRS is an electoral alliance involving Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and PBS, formed to contest against Warisan in the Sabah state elections last year.

Sabah DAP was originally part of the state PH entourage that presented the seven-point reform agenda to Chief Minister Datul Seri Hajiji Noor on Nov 15.

A number of political and administrative reforms were proposed in the agenda, including the pursuit of state rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and a post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan.

Analysts have argued that PH’s defeat in the Melaka polls could also be attributed to the MoU which it had signed with Putrajaya.

They said there could be a similar setback for the opposition in Sabah should GRS accept the reform agenda proposal.

But Sabah DAP Chief, Frankie Poon, said he did not believe the SRA would backfire on the opposition, after it was revealed that Sabah DAP was behind the push for the MOU.

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