KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) is a party that fights for justice and equality, particularly for the rights of the Orang Asal in Sabah.
STAR President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey G Kitingan said as such, the party will not shield any members if they are involved in any wrongdoing or one that tarnishes the good name of the party.
“This includes the recent incident with one of our members who was accused of outraging the modesty of a woman. To show our seriousness on the issue, this individual has been suspended from all posts within the party…
“The party’s disciplinary board will meet as soon as possible to assess his membership status,” he said.
Kitingan expressed regret that the incident has caused distress among STAR members and exposed the party to heavy assaults from their political opponents.
“The actions of this individual are purely his own and have nothing to do with the party, and any attempt to drag the party into this circus is irresponsible and must be denounced…
“I urge all members to stand behind the party’s leadership rather than individuals hiding behind the party’s name,” he said.