KOTA KINABALU : “Sabahans must take this election seriously by voting STAR in order to free Ssabah from Malaya’s control and subservience” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement released today.
Jeffrey said, “this election is about choosing to regain Sabah’s rights and dignity as an independent sovereign nation within the Federation or continuing to allow Kuala Lumpur and Malaya to rule and exploit Sabah as a mere colony and as the 12th state of Malaya.”
The people of Sabah must decide what they want – continued exploitation and poverty and dependency; continued insecurity posed by 'Project IC' illegal immigrants; loss of state resources; disenfranchisement of Natives; powerlessness of local leaders or empowerment of Sabah with the restoration of State rights and autonomy as an equal partner in the Federation, equal only to Malaya and Sarawak.”
He added, “neither BN, controlled and dictated by Umno, nor PR (controlled by PKR) have any desire to let go of Sabah or respect its autonomy because Sabah is their cash cow, their economic lifeline.
Their agenda is the 'Malayan Agenda' including the Malayan security and political agenda agenda and our current Sabah leaders are mere pawns for this Agenda.
"Only Sabahans can decide what is best for them. Sabahans must rescue Sabah from the hegemonic control of Malaya now in this election or forever regret” said Jeffrey during a political campaign before a large gathering inTuntumulod, Bingkor, Keningau, on Tuesday night.