Star and BN to set up unity government in Sabah

Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) announced on Thursday that it is aligning itself with Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) in order to form the state government.

This move will then bring BN’s current 29 state seats up to 31, which allows for a simple majority from the total 60 state seats in Sabah.

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) announced Thursday that it is aligning itself with Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) in order to form the state government to ensure continued stability.

Its president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who defeated his brother Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, to gain the Tambunan state seat, made the decision with the agreement of Bingkor assemblyman Robert Tawik.

This move will then bring BN’s current 29 state seats up to 31, which allows for a simple majority from the total 60 state seats in Sabah.

“We decided to work together with the 29 assemblymen of BN to form the government… Star is not joining BN but it is a collaboration to set up government.

“This is for the stability of this state,” he said at a press conference at Sri Gaya with Sabah BN chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman.

Meanwhile, Kadamaian assemblyman Ewon Benedick on behalf of the five Upko assemblymen who won seats during the 14th General Election (GE14), said since Upko has decided to leave BN, they will have to decide on an alternative plan.

“The plan is either for us to join an existing (party) like Parti Bersatu Sabah or the formation of a new party.

“We rather work with Kadazandusun or other parties than Parti Warisan Sabah,” he added

Source: NST Online

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