Thursday, August 11

Kuamut assemblyman leaves UPKO

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Masiung (seated third left) addressing the media.

KOTA KINABALU: Kuamut assemblyman cum Upko Kinabatangan chief Datuk Masiung Banah has announced that he will leave Upko.

He said that he felt like he was one of the ‘Jin-jin yang terkeluar dari botol’ (genies that were left out of the bottle).

He said he will be government-friendly independent assemblyman.

He will submit a letter to Upko president Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau on Monday.

At a press conference on Saturday, he said that almost 95 per cent of the Upko committee in Kinabatangan will leave the party with him.

This includes newly appointed Upko national Komulakan chief Willy Frous Darinsok.