LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Jul 2018 11pm

Balung BN Assemblyman Says Switching To PKR

Datuk Osman Jamal.Datuk Osman Jamal.

TAWAU -- Balung state assemblyman Datuk Osman Jamal of the Barisan Nasional  (BN) said he would now champion the interests of the people on a PKR platform.

Osman, who had won the seat on a BN ticket, said he had sent a membership application online to PKR after a meeting with PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin  Nasution Ismail.

He said that before being sworn in he had expressed his support for Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk  Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as the Chief Minister.

His PKR membership application is subject to the approval of the Central Leadership Council, he said to reporters at his Aidilfitri open house here today.

Osman said that after he decided to join PKR, about 2,000 UMNO members and others in Balung had followed in his footsteps.

“I informed Datuk Seri Anwar that I will strengthen PKR in Sabah, especially in Balung,” he said and expressed confidence that he would be able to draw about 4,000 new members for PKR soon and targeted to achieve a membership of 20,000 by the end of this year.