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POAS support call for Huguan Siou to be the next TYT

POAS President, Alix Sunggin

30 September 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Indigenous Peoples Organisation (Pertubuhan Orang Asal Sabah – POAS) has come out in support of call for Huguan Siou Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan to be the next Yang di-Pertua Negeri (TYT) for Sabah.

POAS President, Alix Sunggin in a statement today, said Pairin being a Sabahan indigenous person and having served in various capacities for Sabah including that of Sabah Chief Minister, Pairin is truly qualified to be Sabah’s next TYT.

“Pairin is indeed qualified to be our next TYT having served in various important capacities including being the Chief Minister for Sabah for almost ten years.

“Pairin is also the first Sabahan from the KDM community to graduate as a lawyer and has helmed the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA), the largest indigenous-based cultural association in Sabah, if not in Malaysia, since the early eighties.

“Pairin who is also the Huguan Siou, the Paramount Leader of the KDM community, is indeed qualified to be Sabah’s next TYT,” he asserted.

For the record, Joseph Pairin Kitingan served as the 7th Chief Minister of Sabah from April 1985 to March 1994 and Member of Parliament for Keningau from August 1986 to May 2018.

Alix also said that based on the requirement of the State’s constitution for a person to hold the office of TYT, Pairin has all the criteria and is indeed qualified to be appointed as the next Sabah’s TYT.