GRS best platform to champion Sabah rights, says Jeffrey Kitingan

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The leaders of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) parties are in agreement that the coalition is the best platform to champion Sabah rights as contained in the Malaysia Agreement 1962 (MA63).

Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said GRS was also the best vehicle to develop Sabah till it becomes the most developed state in Malaysia.

'Today is a historic political moment for Sabah as almost all party leaders in the state can come together to fight for Sabahans.

'The awareness of Sabah leaders have made GRS as a platform to fight for 'Sabah First, Sayangi Sabah'....leaders learn from past mistakes....based on that awareness, today we are united together with existing political leaders today,' he said during his speech at the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) launch here today that was officiated by GRS chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, the Sabah Chief Minister.

GRS is currently comprised of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sabah, Star Sabah, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), United Sabah National Organisation (USNO), and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

Several other parties, including Social Democratic Harmony Party (KDM), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) have also applied to join the coalition.

Meanwhile, PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said GRS's struggle in defending state right and Sabahans, as contained in MA63, was a noble one.

'For us in PBS, the MA63 struggle is synonymous with PBS...

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