GE15: PBRS to follow any decision by BN for stable govt, says Arthur Joseph Kurup

KUALA LUMPUR: Any decision made by Barisan Nasional to form a stable government must be endorsed by all parties, says Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup (pic).

The Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) deputy president said that the party took note of the latest statement by Umno supreme council early Thursday (Nov 24) morning, which had unanimously decided to support and obey the King’s order for Barisan to support and take part in a unity government that was not led by Perikatan Nasional.

“PBRS will abide by whatever decision made by Barisan in the interest of a stable government.

“The solidarity within Barisan must also be maintained as the people are looking to Barisan to contribute to forming a stable government,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

“The supreme council also agreed for all party representatives who won parliamentary seats in the 15th General Election to accept whatever unity government or other forms of government that will be announced by the King,” he said in a statement after a three-hour special meeting at WTC KL.

Kurup also said that the Barisan supreme council had not officially supported or opposed any side yet.

“The last Barisan supreme council decision was for Barisan to remain neutral and as an opposition. That has not been changed,” he said.

However, he said because the Palace wants parties to work together to form a stable and united government for Malaysia, “we will need to reconsider our position so that our country can form a stable government.

“We cannot leave this hanging and we must do what is best for our people and country.

“But whatever decision it is, it must be done through proper channels and properly endorsed as a Barisan decision because all our mandates are as Barisan MPs,” he said.