Monday, July 9, 2012



KOTA KINABALU: National coalition MPs Wilfred Bumburing and Lajim Ukin are expected to announce their pullout from their respective parties during gatherings in Tuaran and Beaufort, respectively on June 15.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will be attending both functions where the two are expected to become “independent” MPs.

Bumburing who is Tuaran MP will make his much awaited announcement in Tuaran in the morning while in the afternoon Beaufort MP Lajim is to formalise his departure from the BN at his hometown in Beaufort.

Although both leaders would be declaring that they are leaving the government coalition parties in the presence of Anwar, they are not expected to join either PKR or other opposition Pakatan Rakyat component members.

Bumburing, a former Deputy Chief Minister and ex-Tamparuli asemblyman is BN’s component United Pasokmomogun Dusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president while Lajim, the current Federal Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister, is an Umno supreme council member.

Both leaders, who were founder members of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) before leaving the party led by Joseph Pairin Kitingan in 1994, had openly announced that they would be contesting to defend their respective seat in the coming general election.

The announcement by Bumburing and Lajim on Sunday will put to an end to months of speculation that they are leaving their respective parties, ahead of the general election as both are unlikely be nominated by BN to defend their seats.

The two were supposed to announce their departure from the BN on June 10 also in the presence of Anwar but the plan was thwarted by heavy rains that prevented Anwar’s flight from touching down at Kota Kinabalu International Airport on time making it impossible for him to keep his appointments in Tuaran and Beaufort, both about an hour’s drive away.

Anwar is confirmed to attend this weekend’s events and organisers of both gatherings have also extended invitations to the Sabah chapter of the State Reform Party (STAR) which is headed by Jeffrey Kitingan.

‘Independent’ incumbents

STAR deputy chairman Daniel John Jambun told FMT in Kota Kinabalu today that his party had been invited to both functions and the leaders attending would be seated alongside Anwar and other opposition leaders.

Jambun did not say whether Kitingan would be attending but said all STAR leaders would be in Labuan the following day (June 16) for the launching the newly formed party’s division in the Federal Territory.

Bumburing, who is NGO Amanah deputy president and head of the Sabah chapter, is said to be leaving BN to enable him to contest having made a pledge in 2008 with Upko secretary general Wilfred Tangau to step aside for him in the next general election.

They agreed that Bumburing would contested Tuaran and remain MP for one term before “returning the seat” to the latter in the coming election. In the last election Tangau was the incumbent MP.

In Lajim’s case, he had stated last month that Umno would not give him the opportunity to defend Beaufort which prompted him to resign as head of the party branch and decline election for the Beaufort division.

In resigning as a branch head, Lajim said he would be defending Beaufort in the election but stopped short of saying what ticket he would be using to contest against BN.

He claims to have the solid support of the voters in his constituency.

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Green Sabah said...

There has been many speculations that Lajim Ukin will leave the party, although he has resigned his post in UMNO, however he said he has no intention of leaving the party yet.

http://sabah-go-green.blogspot.com/

Green Sabah said...

I think we should just wait and see what is Lajim Ukin's next move will be. If he wanted to leave, he will do so without us speculating about it.

http://sabah-go-green.blogspot.com/

mike said...

ianya hanya spekulasi...sebelum ini pun ada khabar angin yang serupa tetapi lajim sudah menyatakan pendirian beliau..

mike said...

tuan punya badan tidak mengeluarkan apa2 kenyataan...

lina a said...

duina...lagi2 spekulasi..

lina a said...

sejauh manakah kebenarannya?

lina a said...

jangan2 ni semua khabar angin sahaja untuk mengelirukan rakyat

lina a said...

jika memang benar mereka hendak keluar dari BN, biarlah empunya badan yang umumkan sendiri

lina a said...

janganlah sebar khabar angin yang belum tentu benar

mantera said...

dari dulu lagi khabar angin mcm ni timbul, , tapi tidak jg benar.

mantera said...

kita tgklah nnti samada ia benar atau tidak.

Farah Zehra said...

Getting bored with this never ending rumors.

Farah Zehra said...

They are not dare enough to quit from BN.

Batresiah said...

Tidak ada pula Datuk Lajim bersuara mengenai perkara ini. Maka nampak sangat tipu oleh pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

Batresiah said...

Kalau kita lihat tindakkan Datuk Lajim meletakkan jawatan itu bagi memberikan ruang kepada generasi yang baru untuk mengantikan beliau. Tambahan lagi beliau sudah lama dalam bidang politik ini.

Batresiah said...

Apa pun nasihat kepada pembaca sekalian. Sebelum mempercayainya tunggu dulu keputusan dan info daripada tuan punya badan sendiri.

Harryzan Aming said...

bukan saja Lajim, mana2 pemimpin BN yang berniat mahu meninggalkan umno atau komponen BN yang lain juga patut bertindak awal.. jangan tunggu sehingga keputusan PRU diumumkan baru mahu bertindak..

Anonymous said...

Bagi saya Dtk Lajim tertekan kerana tiada nama dalam senarai bertanding pada PRU13.Wlauapa pun jangan lah merajuk.Klu tidak lagi di calonkan terima saja hakikatnya daripada nak lumpat pati lagi seolah olah kerana nak supaya dapat bertanding PRU13.Seorang pemimpin yang tidak sporting lah dia ni.