Malaysia

PKR suspends 12 behind ‘Parti Cinta Sabah’

By Neville Spykerman
August 26, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 - Twelve PKR members from Sabah who allegedly attempted to set up Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) has been suspended for a year, party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution announced today.

He said the dozen will be formally suspended after a party supreme council meeting this Sunday to endorse the disciplinary committee’s findings that were decided yesterday. Those suspended have two weeks to appeal the decision.

“Their investigations has confirmed that there was breach of party discipline,” Saifuddin (picture) said in a statement.

He said the 12 had acted against the PKR’s constitution and policies as well as failed to preserve the good name of the party by their actions.

The 12 suspended member are Daniel John Jambun, Awang Ahmad Sah, Moses @ Mozes Michael Iking, Nicholas James Guntobon, Paul Kerangkas,Slyvester @ Balon Mujim, Innocent Makajil, Nasir Samie, Harry Kujukok Manisit, Rubbin bin Guriban, Gosibin Yosundang, Guandee Kohoi.

The application to register PCS was filed with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) in Kota Kinabalu last December, reportedly by “rebel” Sabah PKR division chiefs.

The men are aligned to Sabah PKR leader Jeffrey Gapari Kitingan. The move to set up the new party was made after Jeffrey resigned as PKR vice-president and a member of the political bureau to protest the “interference” of national party leaders in Sabah PKR.