Umno Keningau wants Pairin retained as MP
KENINGAU: UMNO Keningau has given its undivided and full support to Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan to contest as a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Keningau Parliamentary area in the coming general election.
Keningau UMNO Chief, Datuk Haji Sairin Karno said the leadership of Pairin, who is also Deputy Chief Minister cum Rural Development Minister, is still needed by the Keningau people for their development.
"I believe Pairin's leadership has been accepted by the majority of the multiracial people from the area he has represented today, and BN should retain him as a BN candidate in this coming general election," he said in his speech in a meet-the-people session for people from eight villages held at Kampung Toboh Laut here on Sunday. Sairin, who is also Liawan Assemblyman, believed the people in the area still need and love Pairin, who has brought a lot of development for them.
According to him, Pairin still has influence in the interior area and he asked the BN leadership to let Pairin defend the Keningau seat in, the coming general election. Keningau Parliamentary area consists of Tambunan constituency represented by Pairin (PBS-BN), Bingkor represented by Justin Guka (UPKO-BN) and Liawan by Sairin (UMNO-BN). Sairin believed and is confident that with full and undivided support and cooperation from the BN component here, BN can win easily in the three constituencies, including Keningau.
Present at the function were Pairin and his wife Datin Seri Panglima Genevieve Kitingan, Justin and other BN component leaders.