Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan today hinted that party-less Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah had met him about the possibility of the latter to join Barisan Nasional through PBS.
"I believes Tan had been in contact with all BN component parties in Sabah," Pairin said when asked by a reporter whether Tan had personally contacted him on the matter.
When asked about a posting in a blog (Aki Momogun) on April 19, 2009 that Tan is likely to join PBS and that Pairin was willing to discuss the matter with his party's supreme council, the Huguan Siou (Paramount chief of the Kadazan Dusun) said," It was only a blog report although anything is possible."
In the posting on Sunday, I quoted a PBS assemblyman who is also one of the party's supreme council as saying that Tan, a former Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president, is likely to join PBS.
Pairin today said PBS practised an open door policy to whoever wants to join the party unless there is hindrance it such as if the person had committed some wrongdoing. Tan is now left with no party as he quit SAPP when the party ditched BN on Sept 17, 2008.