The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Upko information chief resigns
Albert Bingkasan has resigned as the information chief of the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) “to make way for other leaders to lead the party in the Information section”.
KOTA KINABALU: Albert Bingkasan has resigned as the information chief of the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko).
In his statement yesterday, Albert said that he has handed over his resignation letter to the party’s secretary general, Nelson W. Angang and has given a copy to the President of the party, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau and Deputy President, Senator Datuk Donald Mojuntin on April 12.
“The last election in September 2020 is a black dot in my journey in the political arena. I have shouldered tasks and have done my best as the information chief but I failed to help the party. Upko lost 11 out of 12 State Legislative Assembly seats it was contesting. Hence, with a humble heart, I am resigning to make way for other leaders to lead the party in the Information section,” he said.
Albert said that his resignation was not announced three months ago because he still had faith in the party and that he remained a member.
Between 2001 and 2020, Albert held various jobs including that of a Journalist, a press secretary to the minister at the Prime Minister’s department Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok; senior private secretary to the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau; and subsequently, the press secretary to the deputy chief minister cum Industrial and Trade Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.