Sabah goes to the polls tomorrow amidst a great deal of furore in Peninsular Malaysia over Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that he has the numbers to topple Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government.
The dust has yet to settle over Anwar’s numbers claim but Sabahans should ignore it and follow former Chief Justice Richard Malanjum’s call to vote for Warisan Plus. Vote for Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), Upko, PKR, DAP and Amanah and give them a two-thirds majority. With a new strong and stable government in place, Sabah can pass laws to stop party-hopping and ensure political stability in the state, which is necessary before development follows.
So, Sabahans vote for your stable future and reject every party associated with the current Prihatin Nasional (PN) government. You’ll be showing the constitutional way of electing your leaders — not by backdoor deals — and proving that bumiputras — whether Muslim, Christian, animists etc, etc — and the other races can be united under one banner for the good of the state.
You’ll rout the frog-hopping parties who have no qualms allying with crooks, bigots and desperate jobless politicians for power at the expense of the rakyat.
You’ll be saying to political parties which woo the religious party PAS under its current hardline leader Hadi Awang, that that is a mistake and there would be consequences.
You’ll be giving notice to the backdoor PN government that its days are numbered and demand the restoration of the federal constitution as the supreme law of the land with the expectation that everyone complies with it. When they don’t, there would be consequences.
So, Sabahans, in this elections, proudly vote for what you know is good for you. Vote for Warisan Plus and reduce all the other parties to a miserable whimpering croak who will never be able to raise their voices again unless to advocate the interests of the people.
So, Sabahans, wear your masks, maintain physical distancing, clean your hands and Godspeed to the polls! You’ll be doing the rest of us Malaysians a huge favour by throwing out dirty old political frogs and ushering in a new, cleaner brand of politics!