By : STAR MEDIA
“STAR’s legitimacy in Sabah is not an issue as it is a national party registered by the Registrar Of Societies (ROS) in Kuala Lumpur and its constitution allows it to open up branches and committees anywhere in Malaysia,” says its Sabah Chapter Chairman Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan.
If you ask ROS the wrong question, you can expect to get the wrong answer. It is like asking the ROS whether UMNO Sabah is registered.
“I am amazed at the sudden excitement to condemn STAR’s existence in Sabah” added Dr. Jeffrey.
“Why? Why are they afraid of STAR or Dr. Jeffrey for having a political vehicle? Only those whose political interest are affected by STAR’s presence in Sabah should feel that way and feel threatened by STAR Sabah,” pointed out Dr. Jeffrey.
For the public’s information, STAR had even fielded a local candidate, Amatus Bernadus Anjun, in the then P.146 Sabah Parliament seat of Marudu in the 1999 general elections.
STAR is here to fight for the rights of Sabah and Sarawak which had been neglected and eroded by Kuala Lumpur/Malaya. These include our political autonomy, our rights to taxes and revenues, our oil resources and our rights under the 20-Points.
Sabah cannot continue to be on the losing end of the Malaysia Agreement. We can no longer depend on outsiders for leadership. This is 2012, we are no longer in 1963.
STAR is here to stay as the current Sabah leaders can no longer be depended to fight for Sabah’s rights and autonomy.
We, Sabahans, can manage Sabah ourselves and to decide our own development as well as our future. Why should Sabah continue to be colonized and ruled by UMNO from Peninsular when we have already achieved our independence in 1963?
All Sabahans should stand united and seek to restore Sabah’s rights, status and autonomy.