Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), a component member of the ruling coalition (Barisan Nasional) want its sole Member of Parliament Tan Sri Joseph Kurup to be a Federal Minister.
Kurup, known for his Bell Bottom trousers, met the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Kuala Lumpur yesterday to submit PBRS' nominee for a Federal ministrial portfolio.
Obviously, Kurup, who won the Pensiangan MP seat uncontested, submitted his own name for the Federal posting as he is the party's only MP. PBRS other elected representative is Datuk Ellron Angin (Sook state seat) was yesterday appointed Sabah's Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.
Kurup, who is PBRS' president, a lawyer by training had once served as a Deputy Chief Minister in the State Government.
A Deputy Minister post for Kurup will also be most welcomed by the people of Sabah, particularly the natives.