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Anwar Ibrahim commends incumbent MPs for being loyal to PH

27 October 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News

TAWAU: Chairman of Pakatan Harapan Malaysia, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim paid tribute to Pakatan Harapan (PH) incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs) for their loyalty to the coalition.

Speaking at the recent Jelajah Harapan Sabah Tawau Zone event at the Calvary Crown Hall here, he said he knew of the time when they were 'buying' MPs.

"Ranau 'lompat' (jump) in apparent reference to Ranau MP Datuk Jonathan Yasin (who defected to Bersatu in 2020). Bila menang, dia lompa, dia khianat. (When he won, he jumped, he betrayed).

"But Christina, I know, was offered all sorts of rewards, all sorts of promises like Deputy Chief Minister and others. 'Tetapi saya salute dia, dia kental'. (But I salute her, she is solid)," he said, while pointing to her from the stage, to the applause of the crowd.

Datuk Christina Liew is the incumbent MP for Tawau.

According to Anwar, he became worried when the Ranau MP defected to another party.

"So, I asked Azizah to call Christina to find out whether 'dia goyang' (she wavered). But she stayed put.

"And also Awang Husaini (who is MP for Putatan), and in Tuaran, too. These parliamentary constituencies are 'luar biasa' (extraordinary)," he remarked, applauded by the audience.

Meanwhile, Anwar, who is also PKR President, acknowledged the steely spirit of DAP parliamentarians. "The party's 45 MPs 'tak goyang sama sekali' (are not shaken at all)," he said.


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