Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, the president of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), had proposed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman to invoke a provision in the Sabah Constitution for the appointment of Six Nominated Members of the State Legislative Assembly.
Kurup, Pensiangan Member of Parliament and Federal Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister, made the proposal during a meeting with Abdullah in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Monday.
The Sabah Constitution stated that the party that has majority members in the Assembly can nominated six Nominated Assemblymen/Women. The provision is, in spirit, to nominate individuals whose community is not represented in the Assembly.
Is such appointment so necessary now that the State BN Government controlled the Assembly with 59 members against a sole DAP Assemblyman Jimmy Wong of Sri Tanjung?