Henrynus failed as PBS sec gen — Mositun
PAPAR: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) hit out at Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri (Anak Negeri) president Datuk Henrynus Amin for saying PBS had lost control of its grassroots and would lose all its seats in the next general election.
“That is only to be expected of a political reject like Henrynus. PBS gave him his start in politics, and he was even made secretary general. He aspired for higher office, but after he failed in the party elections he left, and now he is bitter and vindictive. All his invectives at whatever PBS says or does today is out of anger and personal frustration,” said PBS secretary general Datuk Johnny Mositun
Mositun said Henrynus, more than anyone else, knew that the RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah was fully under the control of the federal government and chaired by the Home Minister who is also the Deputy Prime Minister.
“Surely anyone can see what the RCI is. It was not PBS that set it up. It was set up by the federal government upon request from various quarters in Sabah, including political parties on both sides of the divide.
“If Henrynus is not happy with it, then he should direct his insults and invectives at those in charge of it, not PBS,” Mositun said.
Mositun said PBS had nothing to apologize for if the federal government was taking time to implement the recommendations of the RCI.
“Henrynus knows, as former secretary general, that PBS had always been pushing the federal government for quick action in this matter.
“What basis has he to say PBS is not sincere about it? Does he think PBS can force the federal government? Henrynus knows that’s impossible, but he will talk like that just out of spite,” Mositun said.
He said there was no point giving any response to Henrynus as he would not address the points raised but simply take the opportunity to repeat his criticisms of PBS like a broken gramophone record.
Mositun said Henrynus, despite having been made PBS secretary general, had been unable to have any positive impact on the party.
“He was our secretary general when GE13 was held. It was a heavy responsibility to test his calibre as a leader, but he failed to deliver.
“He was touting his Tataba program which only benefited him as the supplier of items but did nothing for the party, which lost more seats than it had ever lost before with him as secretary general. Is it any wonder the members rejected him in the party elections later?” Mositun said.
Mositun said Henrynus could say and do as he liked, and it was not clear what his party Panas stood for or had as its real objectives.
“There was even talk going round in Sabah that the party was being sponsored by certain powerful politicians with the aim of keeping the KDM divided for selfish reasons.
“Such rumours may or may not have any basis, but whatever it is, it is more likely that Henrynus and his party are more likely to end up with zero seats and even all its candidates losing their seats, not PBS,” Mositun said.
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