Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jeffrey Kitingan all but given up hope on Anwar

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By Luke Rintod

KOTA KINABALU: PKR supremo in Sabah Jeffrey Kitingan has all but lost trust and hope in PKR adviser Anwar Ibrahim.

Jeffrey believed that given Anwar's attitude there is very little difference between PKR and Umno and there is no assurance that Sabah's perennial problems can be solved under him.

This is the view of Jeffrey supporters since the issue against the 12 Sabah PKR leaders emerged publicly.

PKR suspended the 12 -- Daniel John Jambun, Awang Ahmad Sah Awang Sahari, Mozes Iking, Paul Kerangkas, Sylvester Balon, Innocent Makajil, Guandee Kohoi, Harry Manisit, Dr Nicholas Guntobon, Rubbin Guribah, Gonsubin Yosundang and Nasir Samie -- for initiating a PKR break-away party last year.

FMT contacted several of Jeffrey's key men and women last night, but none wanted to be quoted directly.

They said their boss, who returned here from Kuala Lumpur on Monday, is disappointed that Anwar did not respect a peace deal they had agreed upon last December.

"He is very upset with Anwar..." an aide to Jeffrey said.

"Jeffrey is saying like 'enough is enough'... But he is calm and cool. He also told us to remain calm...” said another aide via an SMS.

Jeffrey, when met on arrival at the Kota Kinabalu airport on Monday night, and later at the Tambunan Golf Clubhouse here (where he had supper with some of his closest supporters), did answer some questions, but they were all off the record.

He refused to talk about his encounter with Anwar and others in the PKR supreme council meeting on Sunday.

On the confusion over the suspension of the 12, Jeffrey said he respected the peace deal and would stick by it.

He added that he and many other PKR members had expected Anwar to respect it too, but the latter didn't for reasons best known to him.

1 comment:

  1. Dear friend, I think, its time for Mr.Jeffry and the other twelve to make stand ...... leave PKR. For the seek of servival and future of Bumi in Sabah. Bumi still need much more infra development. For the time has gone along, only BN could do it. The track record is there. Come with BN. Work together with the leaders in Sabah to develop the state. Leave aside the personal agenda. TQ