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KUALA LUMPUR -- Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin today dismissed a news portal report that he would leave Umno and join the opposition in Sabah.
The Beaufort MP said the rumours might have been started because he had held meetings with several leaders from other parties in Sabah to discuss and resolve the people's problems.
"I met with the other leaders in Sabah to bring about an improvement, an assurance, a change in terms of leadership at the state level in terms of approach and the people's aspirations prior to the 13th general election," he told reporters at the lobby of Parliament, here.
The Malaysiakini portal reported yesterday that it was rumoured that Lajim, an Umno Supreme Council member, and United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president Datuk Wilfred Bumburing would attend an event organised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and then join the opposition party.
Lajim said his discussions with the other leaders in Sabah had enabled him to understand the various issues concerning the problems and welfare of the people of Sabah. -- Bernama