Datuk Kadoh Agundong, a Murut well-known leader, said Members of Parliament of the native community in the Interior of Sabah (Tenom, Keningau, Sook, Nabawan, Pensiangan, Melalap, Kemabong) should be given ministerial posts in the Federal Government.
The Deputy President of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) said the Muruts had been loyal to Barisan Nasional and that should be enough consideration by top leaders for the community to be represented in the Federal Cabinet.
Kadoh, once nick-named Giant Killer when he defeated powerful Chief Minister Datuk Harris Salleh in the 1976 (correction 1985) general elections, said the highest position that Murut leaders attained in politics was Sabah Deputy Chief Minister - Datuk G S Sundang and Tan Sri Suffian Koroh.
PBRS president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup (YB Bell Bottom) won the Pensiangan MP unopposed seat in the March 8, general election. Kurup, a Kadazandusun but live among the Muruts had served as Deputy Chief Minister. Pensiangan is a Murut dominated constituency.
Not only the Muruts but also the Kadazandusuns should also have more Ministers, Deputy Ministers both at Federal and State Cabinets.