SERIAN, July 31 (Bernama) -- United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut
Organisation (Upko) president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok says, the best avenue for
resolving major political issues affecting Barisan Nasional (BN) should be
within the coalition party.
Commenting on the recent resignations of Upko deputy president and Tuaran
Member of Parliament Datuk Wilfred Bumburing and several other party members
from the party, which is a member of BN, he said that one of their main
grievances for leaving was the immigration problem in Sabah.
Dompok, who is also plantation industries and commodities minister, said this
to reporters after officiating the basic course on cocoa planting technology and
the presentation of incentives for new cocoa and pepper cultivation here today.
Asked if he expected more Upko members to join Bumburing''s footsteps, he
"I don''t know...there is a lot of speculation. But, of course, this is a
free country. You can join any party you like and people will be joining us (at
He regretted the recent resignations but hoped the federal government would
handle specific issues affecting Sabah in a forthright manner.
CJ SHY GR