Anwar’s win won’t affect Sabah, says PBS
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Permatang Pauh by-election will not have any effect on Sabah let alone instigate defections to the Opposition. Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Chief Information Officer Johnny Mositun said Anwar’s win was more or less expected since Permatang Pauh is a safe seat for the latter. “Nevertheless it would spur the Barisan Nasional (BN), especially in Sabah to work harder to ensure we remain the stronghold for the Coalition. “We also hope that the other BN component party members would re-look the power sharing issue as well as other outstanding issues affecting everyone,” he said when asked to comment on Anwar’s victory in the by- election on Tuesday. Meanwhile the Party’s Youth chief, Jahid Jahim, said the Permatang Pauh constituents’ decision to retain PKR as their elected representative must be respected. “This shows that democracy exists in the country as the people are given the freedom to choose whoever they wish to be their elected representative,” he said. However, he hoped for a stop to violence during the campaigning period.