Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) or United Sabah People's Party will hold its congress at the Perkasa Hotel, Keningau beginning Monday (Dec 29, 2008) with the Youth and Women movements meeting. On Tuesday the party president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup will be opening the main congress.
Election for the party's supreme council members will also be held Tuesday but Kurup is expected to be returned unopposed.
The congress was scheduled to be held in August but had to be postponed as Kurup was facing an election petition and that the party had expected that a by-election would have to be held for Pensiangan.
The Kota Kinabalu Election Court had on Sept 8, 2008 declared null and void Kurup's victory unopposed as Pensiangan member of Parliament in the March 8, 2008 general election. Kurup had appeal against the decision which will be heard by the Federal Court on Jan 7, 2009.
PBRS is a minor political party based in Sabah, East Malaysia. Beside Kurup, the party has only one Elected Representative Datuk Ellron Alfred Angin, the Assemblyman for Sook.
It was formed by former leaders and members of the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) on 11 March 1994. On 10 June 1994, it was officially accepted as one of the component parties in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.