Sabahans must reduce the presence of too many political parties

By Datuk James Ligunjang, former Petagas assemblyman


KOTA KINABALU: The presence of numerous political parties in Sabah has complicated the political landscape in the state. This divisive political environment has led to fragmentation and challenges in achieving consensus on important issues.As a result, it is difficult to present a unified front when advocating for Sabah’s rights and autonomy as outlined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Federal Constitution.

This situation has impeded the progress and development of Sabah for the last 60 years.

Sabahans should seriously consider reducing the presence of so many political parties in the State, especially those coming from outside of Sabah. We should learn to rely on ourselves and not on others whose agenda is to divide us.

While diversity can offer representation and healthy debate, it’s important to consider the impact of excessive division on our common goals and vision for the betterment of Sabah.

Sabah has been a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.

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