Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national vice president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan claimed that the presence of Umno in Sabah had resulted in the deteroration of the State's political landscape and eroding Sabahans' rights or policies accorded in the 20-Point agreement that was instrumental in the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
He also said that the downfall of Parti Bersatu Sabah' Government in 1994 was due to `betrayal' by some elected representatives who defected to Barisan Nasional. That was a beginning of a black mark in Sabah politics.
Now he is talking but what did he do to prevent the defection at that time. When several YBs abandoned PBS, which is headed by Jeffrey's brother Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, there was also talk that he was one of them. He had also tried to register a new political party. From PBS, Jeffrey went on to join Angkatan Keadilan Rakyat (AKAR), Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), Pasok and back to PBS. He subsequently ditched his brother's party and join PKR.He is now the party's national vice president. It will be interesting to see for how long will Jeffrey remain in PKR.