Mr Kanul Gindol, the ex-Political Secretary to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, is an angry man. He had left PKR before polling day which Jeffrey said was due to not being fielded as a candidate.
This afternoon I received a Press statement from Kanul, which I reproduced below.
VOTERS CHOSE THOSE THEY THOUGHT CAN BE BELIEVED
KOTA KINABALU, Mon. - The voters in Sabah had spoken loud and clear. They voted for the Government that they thought could be believed and trusted, and not a party that is led by hungry political animals.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat's (PKR) total lost in Sabah was due to people distrusting the words by its national and State leaders. It is about issues of sincerity and credibility against PKR's top leadership.
The growing dissenting votes, however, signaled to the ruling State Barisan Nasional leaders to either shape up or ship out in the next election. It is an advance warning.
With the changing in the national political landscape, there come new threats, and new opportunities, to the shore of Sabah. With its near clean-sweep position, State BN should be getting more representations at the Federal Government. And not only that but getting important ministries such as the Public Works Ministry.
For one, I agreed with Kanul on Sabah's being given better ministerial positions in the Federal Cabinet. Sabah gave 24 MPs to BN in the just concluded general elections so this Land Below The Wind deserves to be given more Federal positions.