KOTA KINABALU: Despite speculation that the Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (KDM) will collaborate with Barisan Nasional (BN) and Warisan in the Sabah PRN, the party is seen to be taking a ‘wait and see’ stance.
According to FMT, the party was told by the party’s source that the ‘wait and see’ stance was taken because the party is still evaluating strategic cooperation and is confident of being able to become a ‘kingmaker’ based on its strength in the interior.
According to him, KDM has strong support in the state assembly within the Kudat and Tenom parliaments in addition to Kota Marudu, which he represents through Datuk Wetrom Bahanda.
In GE15, Wetrom defeated the incumbent and President of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Datuk Maximus Ongkili.
“So far, at least we can win seven seats, so we can be a ‘kingmaker’ during the formation of the state government later,” said the KDM leader, who believes more Kadazan Dusun Murut seats will be won based on the current sentiment,” the source said.
KDM is led by Datuk Peter Anthony, who is also the Melalap assemblyman.