Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sabah MPs: Don't brush us aside - The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: May 13, 2008

Sabah Barisan Nasional politicians became the focus of attention yesterday as they continued to claim that the Federal Government is not giving enough attention to the state.

Their statements come in light of speculation that some of their numbers are being courted by Pakatan Rakyat.

> Umno’s Kalabakan MP Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh called on the Prime Minister to reshuffle the Cabinet by the end of the year to include Sabah MPs in key ministerial posts. He said there would be serious implications in the next general election if nothing was done.

> PBS’ Batu Sapi MP Datuk Edmund Chong admitted that he and several others had been approached by PKR and that he felt as if he was in a pressure cooker.

> Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said the MPs were not being disloyal to Barisan Nasional but were just raising the sentiments of the people.

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