Mustapha rapped for say­ing Umno will en­ter Sarawak

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Sa­muel Aubrey re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

KUCH­ING: Parti Pe­saka Bu­mi­put­era Ber­satu ( PBB) vi­cepres­i­dent Datuk Ab­dul Karim Rah­man Hamzah has ticked off Umno Vet­er­ans Club sec­re­tarygen­eral Datuk Mustapha Yaakub for sug­gest­ing that Umno would spread its wings to Sarawak fol­low­ing the with­drawal of Sarawak’s four rul­ing par­ties from Barisan Na­sional.

Ab­dulKarim­said­such­sug­ges­tion only showed that Mustapha was liv­ing in fan­tasy and obliv­i­ous to the many changes al­ready tak­ing place in the po­lit­i­cal arena.

“Just like hu­mans, po­lit­i­cal par­ties also need to adapt to changes. The ac­tion of the four par­ties pre­vi­ously un­der Sarawak BN to quit BN and form a new coalition was made be­cause of this

Just like hu­mans, po­lit­i­cal par­ties also need to adapt to changes. The ac­tion of the four par­ties pre­vi­ously un­der Sarawak BN to quit BN and form a new coalition was made be­cause of this need.

need. There is no need for him to sulk and be up­set. He should think like Datuk Seri Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi and Khairy Ja­malud­din who un­der­stood why PBB and the other com­po­nents chose to get out of BN and form Gabun­gan Parti Sarawak (GPS),” he said.

Mustapha was quoted as say­ing that the with­drawal of BN com­po­nent par­ties in Sarawak has paved the way for Umno’s en­try into Sarawak.

“In truth, Umno has ex­isted for a long time in Sarawak. Be­cause of ob­jec­tions by PBB, Sarawak Umno had to take a back seat. And now, it is time for Sarawak Umno to spread its wings. We are con­fi­dent that Sarawak will throw their sup­port be­hind Umno,” he was quoted by Malaysi­akini.

Zahid, who is also BN chair­man and Umno chair­man, when con­tacted by the Bor­neo Post last week had said Umno was not com­ing to Sarawak

Ab­dul Karim said PBB it­self was al­ready an um­brella and a plat­form for the Malays and Bu­mi­put­era in Sarawak for their po­lit­i­cal strug­gle.

“If Mustapha Yaakub thinks that Umno is still needed to take on this re­spon­si­bil­ity al­ready taken by PBB, then it is up to him,” he said.

The de­ci­sion by the four par­ties in Sarawak to quit BN and to form their own state-based coalition has not only re­sulted in the dis­so­lu­tion of Sarawak BN, but also saw BN’s com­po­nent par­ties now re­duced to four from 13.

Malaysi­akini also quoted Mustapha as say­ing that the BN coalition was no longer rel­e­vant and called for its dis­so­lu­tion, be­cause the ‘perikatan’ (al­liance) spirit be­tween Umno, MCA and MIC no longer ex­isted.

On Wed­nes­day, Ger­akan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong said BN com­po­nent par­ties should hold a supreme coun­cil meet­ing to de­cide on whether to ex­pel Umno in­stead of leav­ing the coalition.

Datuk Ab­dul Karim Rah­man Hamzah, Parti Pe­saka Bu­mi­put­era Ber­satu vice- pres­i­dent

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