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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan wants party leaders and members to work hard for the community's development.

He said PBS' struggles were not at a satisfactory level.

Therefore, he said, members should act upon problems faced by the people.

"As a leader, I hope that we (PBS members) can get up and emphasise on cooperation in defending and struggling for the people.

"As long as the people have requests and hopes for us, we must make it a point to fulfil them. We will continue to fight."

He said this during a PBS lunch event with the media here yesterday.

Pairin, who is also Sabah deputy chief minister, said PBS would continue to defend the people, regardless of race and religion, in line with the 1Malaysia concept.

He said PBS, as a party with members from various races and religions, had a big responsibility in ensuring that Malaysia maintain a united plural community that lived in peace and practised cooperation and tolerance.

On the three-day PBS Congress beginning Monday, he reminded delegates to use their wisdom in choosing leaders who were not easily influenced by negative claims that could threaten unity in the party.

Apart from the post of president, which Pairin won uncontested, all other posts in the party's supreme council and Youth and Wanita wings will be contested.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to officiate the congress. Bernama

 

PBS president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan (third from right) sharing a light moment with members of the media at the lunch in Kota Kinabalu yesterday. With him is Kiulu assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (second from left). Bernama pic


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