KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku STAR President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan regretted a local daily report that suggests he is willing to go to war to become the next KDM paramount leader.
In a statement here today, Kitingan said it was saddening for the daily to even consider making such accusations based on recent political statements made by him and the Parti Bersatu Sabah President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili.
“It never occured to me to become the Huguan Siou. I’m not interested in that job. Nor am I interested in any proxy battle for Huguan Siou even if intentions of others may seem to suggest so. I am already the Huguan Siou Lundu Mirongod and I’m happy with the title…
“It is wrong to think that I am vying for the position of Huguan Siou. The report was written in such a way that it appeared that Ongkili and I were greedy and envious of the current Huguan Siou Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan,” he said.
Kitingan said while both STAR and PBS appeared to be at odds over the Tambunan and Keningau seats, in reality, both parties are allies and any disagreement can always be resolved through discussion.
“For me, I just want to be the best version of myself and serve the people, all Sabahans, regardless of race to the best of my ability,” he said.