Pakatan leaders, euphoric over the turnout at their Lunar New Year open house in Kota Kinabalu, have told Sabahans that their state could play a leading role in changing the political landscape of the country.
A sea of people packed the hall – Photo via Tian Chua
The turnout this afternoon was “overflowing”, observed Lim Kit Siang, noting that Anwar Ibrahim arrived to a “riotous welcome”.
It is a “sign of the times (for) Sabah, Malaysia”, said Kit Siang.
In his speech, Kit Siang called for a raising of the “political whirlwind for change” in the next general election to elect a Pakatan Sabah chief minister and a Pakatan PM for Malaysia.
Anwar, for his part, touched on the Allah controversy, the missing jet engines, the “unsinkable submarine”, corruption and the need for Sabah to be at the forefront of political change to save the country.
“Fantastic support!” twittered Anwar. “Kit Siang was in his element. My appeal: save Msia and return to the Merdeka spirit.”
Anwar later announced that Kalakau Untul, the United Sabah Dusun Assocation president, was joining Keadilan, along with the Sempurna PBS deputy chief and 500 PBS members from Lahad Datu.
Kalakau had served as deputy labour minister from 1986 to 1990 and United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) youth chief for a dozen years from 1985.