Warisan to sit out state elections on peninsula

Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal says his peninsular members took his news well when he asked them not to run in the next state elections. – Facebook pic, March 17, 2023.

WARISAN has decided not to field any candidates in the six state elections in Peninsular Malaysia, due in June.

Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal said the party would focus on strengthening its position in Sabah.

“I have informed party members that we have one state assemblyman, Teratai assemblyman Bryan Lai, and I have advised them to help and not to contest. They accepted it well.

“I also met Ong Tee Keat in Kuala Lumpur, who contested the Pandan parliamentary seat. I also advised him (not to contest),” he said in Semporna today.

Prior to this, Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Kedah and Terengganu agreed to dissolve their respective assemblies in the last two weeks of June to pave the way for state polls.

In the November general election, Warisan contested a total of 52 parliamentary seats nationwide, with 25 seats in Sabah, one in Labuan, and the rest on the peninsula.

Meanwhile, he also hopes the Sabah government will table a motion on the anti-party hopping bill, so that “party-hoppers” and those that accept them will be taught a lesson.

“If the state government does not have the ability to table the bill, I have a private bill to table,” he said.

Shafie said it is important to stop the culture of party-hopping. – Bernama, March 17, 2023.

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