UBF to continue friendly discussions on Borneo Agenda


KOTA KINABALU: United Borneo Front (UBF) will continue to be open to friendly discussions with anybody in Sabah and Sarawak pertaining to the Borneo Agenda, said its leader, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, yesterday.

“We will approach every political party in BN and PR intending to put candidates in Sabah and Sarawak and ask them whether they subscribe to the Borneo Agenda so that the people will know what is truly in their hearts when they become the peoples’ representatives.

“We will make it very clear to our supporters and everybody we know here and abroad which parties have subscribed to our struggle and which parties have flatly rejected it,” he said.

Jeffrey stated this when replying to Parti Bersatu Sabah’s (PBS) denial of any talks with UBF.

“It has been reported in the media that PBS has tried to invite me back into the party and offered their party to all those recently resigned from PKR.”

“As I have said before, we can’t stop people from joining whatever parties they wish but I have made it clear that I am focusing my struggle on promoting the Borneo Agenda through UBF and forming a Borneo Alliance of political parties, NGOs and individuals who subscribe to our struggle for political and economic empowerment in Borneo.

“Part of the agenda is that we need to correct the balance of power in parliament and review the oil contracts and revenue so that there will be more for Sabah and Sarawak. The current BN and PR set up has failed to address these issues because they have focused on West Malaysia’s agendas which is why UBF hopes to educate the masses on how we could empower ourselves politically.

“If the current political parties in Sabah refuse to subscribe to the Borneo Agenda, then we envisage no choice but to gather our supporters eventually into a new political party in Sabah to promote the struggle of our founding fathers,” said Jeffrey.