Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Warisan says multi-party govt breeds inefficiency

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) dismissed the contention by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Acting President Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili that a multi-party type of governance is best for Sabah.

Warisan Penampang Wanita Chief Mary June Kinsuat said a multi-party government is the main reason inefficiency is prevalent in the State.

"I cannot understand how an executive decision or policy made by seven different parties with differing political ideologies that sit in the State Cabinet be different from the ones issued by a single party governing the State.

"At the end of the day, all these so-called multi-party BN Sabah still have to refer to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on many important matters that directly affect Sabah such as the RCI on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah, the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Cabotage Policy.

"There is no empirical evidence or data confirming that multi-party governance had made Sabah progressive or prosperous; in fact Sabah is now one of the poorest states. It used to be the richest (during the Berjaya era)," she said.

Kinsuat said until now, tens of thousands of Sabah youths are still migrating to Malaya in search of jobs, a trend that started since the mid-90s; a proof that Maximus is wrong.

The only people who enjoyed under the multi-party system are the illegal immigrants who were granted citizenship under Projek IC.

She charged that 200,000 illegal immigrants (with more unaccounted to) are roaming freely in the State, all due to the inability by Maximus' multi-party government to make a decisive stand for a permanent solution while at the same time, he (Maximus) continues playing the old record that his party is consistent on that issue.

Kinsuat also reminded Maximus the pleas by Sabahans to the leaders of PBS, Upko and PBRS to cast away their egos and unite under a single party within BN during the last election.

Unfortunately, the leaders refused to listen and in an attempt to pacify the growing discontentment, they came out with the idea of Tataba.

As a result, Sabahans punished both PBS and Upko while their Tataba is long gone after the elections.

"Now sensing that PBS is losing large support on the ground, Maximus could only rely on the multi-party system which, ironically is the system which the Orang Asal in Sabah despise."

Source : dailyexpress