KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) leadership at all levels that is state, division, branch and wings were urged to appreciate and understand the philosophy and objective of the party struggle as stated in the party constitution.
Sabah BERSATU Chief, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor, said among matters that need to be stressed on is to ensure the party machinery is mobilised using an inclusive approach in line with the core of the party to become a vehicle for all indigenous races.
He said, in the context of Sabah, the concept of ‘pribumi/indigenous’ makes BERSATU far more inclusive because the party is opened to all indigenous ethnics in Sabah.
According to him, the Bumiputera community in Sabah has more tendency of wanting to be referred to according to their respective racial identity, compared to being categorised as Malay race.
He said this matched the Government approach that opens up a space for much opened race identification in the national registration system, which takes into account the ethnic diversity in that exists in Sabah.
“Therefore, the approach by BERSATU to use the concept of indigenous is an inclusive and concise approach.
“This is the basis of the party struggle, BERSATU is a platform for all indigenous races in Sabah.
“Therefore, we must ensure the party is mobilised according to the basis and philosophy of the struggle, apart from fighting for agenda that bring mutual benefits for all Malaysians,” he said.
Hajiji said this is among matters had been decided in the Sabah BERSATU’s State Leadership Body’s meeting chaired by him at Sabah BERSATU Office at Alamesra, today.
The Sulaman State Assemblyman said that is also among the important messages to be delivered in the Jelajah Kepimpinan BERSATU Sabah series to all its 25 divisions in Sabah, which will begin in September 2019.
He said Sabah BERSATU will give support and collaboration to the State Government, under the leadership of Datuk Seri Mohd.Shafie Apdal.-pr/BNN