Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) president Hajiji Noor said GRS does not attack any party in the recent political turmoil in the state.
“There should be no strong political influence. The most important thing should be to protect the interests of the people and the state,” he said. GRS leaders focus on the unity of the people and the development of the state.
“This will lead to increased economic activity and will benefit the people.”
Hajiji was speaking to reporters after launching the Malaysia Madani seminar at the Sabah International Convention Center here today. He was also asked if he is ready to support others to create Sabah through a unity government.
Last month, Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leader Bung Moktar Radin announced that the party was withdrawing its support from Hajiji as part of an attempt to oust the GRS president from office. However, Bung’s efforts, backed by Warisan, the Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (KDM) and an independent parliamentarian, failed when Hajiji revealed that he had the support of several state parliamentarians.
Hajiji praised BN’s support for him as president. On Sunday, BN Secretary General Zambry Abd Kadir issued a statement in support of the Hajiji-led state government.
“It is good (referring to the statement) because it means that the state government will be strengthened under the unity government led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim,” he said. Hajiji also said that there has been no discussion between GRS and Sabah BN on issues related to the state so far.