Defections a blessing in disguise – PBS
Posted on August 18, 2012, Saturday
KOTA KINABALU: There is no denying that Barisan Nasional (BN) was affected by the defection of Tuaran member of parliament Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing and his Beaufort counterpart Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin as well as Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap.
But no great loss was incurred when Lajim, Bumburing and Maijol decided to dump BN and eloped with Pakatan Rakyat, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president Datuk Herbert T Lagadan said.
“Perhaps to a certain degree there was some effect but from another angle it seems to be a blessing in disguise,” the Kadamaian assemblyman opined.
He said ever since Pakatan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gave Bumburing the licence to choose PR candidates from the Kadazandun Murut (KDM) areas and Lajim in the Muslim areas, there had been a rather chaotic senario within PKR camp.
“Almost all the veteran PKR leaders have been sidelined and become irrelevant. Would there be in-fighting among them soon or could there be a movement of mutiny?
“Is it possible that Anwar would nullify his earlier undertaking to give Bumburing and Lajim the licence to choose candidates? There is very little choice that Anwar has to undo his fatal mistake and to repair the broken pieces within PR in Sabah,” said Herbert.