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DAP told to leave interior seats to Parti Warisan
Published on: Friday, January 19, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sabah needs to put aside ego and pride, be more realistic and pragmatic in order to fulfil the wish of Sabahans and topple Barisan Nasional, said Parti Warisan Luyang Information Chief James Yim.

He said this in response to DAP Sabah's recent announcement to contest in five Parliamentary seats and 12 State seats.

"DAP Sabah is being unrealistic. They don't even have 17 candidates to contest in five Parliamentary seats and 12 State seats in Sabah," he said in a statement here, Thursday.

He said DAP Sabah is undeniably lacking winnable ground leaders and grassroots support to win seats.

"Can DAP not crash the hope of Sabahans and put the wish for a new government in jeopardy.

It is an act to sabotage the people of Sabah."

Yim said he is confident DAP Sabah Chairman Stephen Wong knows that the party cannot deliver in all the seats they wanted to contest.

"Why had Wong failed to showcase all their potential candidates who are capable to deliver winnable seats?

Yim added that DAP Sabah claimed that they have been serving in the rural areas for about four years, but DAP Sabah has to face the reality.

"DAP doesn't have interior support, a bit here and there perhaps but it's not good enough to win.

In the last four years, has DAP Sabah really gained the support of the people in the interior?

"Give DAP Sabah another 40 years, the party will still never be able to get the support of the interior voters.

Face the reality and let other winnable party stand.

"DAP Sabah had been openly condemning Parti Warisan Sabah since two years ago, and apart from claiming seats to contest, what else has DAP Sabah done?"

He said in the previous general election, where the wind of change should have brought DAP Sabah's strength to its peak but yet failed to deliver all three seats in Elopura, Tanjung Papat and Karamunting in Sandakan.

"It proves once again that DAP Sabah should not be arrogant to think that Chinese must vote for DAP because it's evident, apparent and factual that not all Chinese will vote for DAP and Muslim voters certainly don't vote for DAP.

"Warisan will stand a better chance to wrestle those seats from Barisan Nasional because Warisan has the support of both the Muslim and Chinese voters," he said.

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