Monday, 23 March 2009

Vacate Pensiangan seat, No way says Kurup

Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup has dismissed calls by his challenger in the Pensiangan Parliamentary seat to vacate the seat and face him in a by-election.
Kurup, who is also the Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister, said what is important is not bowing to the kind of challenges posed by people like Danny Anthony Andipai but bringing progress to the people of Pensiangan.
"To me the people are more important. We have won (the case) so we must focus in uplifting the people's living standard," he said.
Andipai, who is Pensiangan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) head, had challenged him to step down shortly after the Federal Court allowed Kurup's appeal against the decision of the Election Court to nullify the Pensiangan Parliamentary election result.
Kurup had won the seat uncontested on Nomination Day but Andipai filed a suit claiming he was deprived of a chance to contest due to the actions of the personnel manning the nomination centre.
"In terms of development the opposition is untested but in terms of creating chaos we have seen that it is being done by the opposition," he said.
Kurup said the development in Pensiangan would continue and that he would see to it during his term as the people representative in Parliament.

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