Staying or leaving? Sabah DAP deputy chairman leaves everyone wondering

AVILA GERALDINE

KOTA KINABALI: Sabah DAP deputy chairman Edwin Bosi is set to make an announcement on his status this Thursday, amid talks that he will leave the party and join Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS).

The Kapayan lawmaker, when approached by reporters on the sidelines of the state assembly sitting here, said he will issue a media statement on whether or not he is staying with DAP.

Asked whether there is a reason for him to stay in DAP, he smiled and insisted that he would answer all questions on April 13.

“The question is whether I stay or quit, right? If I answer now, then I will have nothing to say later (on Thursday).

“I will make an announcement on April 13,” Bosi said without revealing further.

A local news portal yesterday reported that Bosi was very likely to make announcement on switching sides during the current state assembly sitting.

Last year, rumours circulated that he too will leave DAP, following the likes of Likas assemblyman Junz Wong who joined Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s new political vehicle Parti Warisan Sabah, and Luyang assemblyman Dr Hiew King Cheu, who resigned and joined Barisan Nasional’s MCA.

The perception was that he was not on good terms with the current Sabah DAP leadership, helmed by Sandakan Member of Parliament Stephen Wong.

But the rumours died down following the new lineup where he was appointed deputy chairman after Junz Wong and several other committee members left the party.

The latest speculation was that he was said to be unhappy over seats negotiations and the prospects of him not being able to defend his current seat for the coming elections.

If Bosi leaves, Sabah DAP will be left with only one representative in the state assembly namely Sri Tanjung assemblyman Chang Foong Hin.