Snap election in Sabah?

Snap election in Sabah?

The problem in Sabah is actually not fresh elections but party hopping. Compared to all other states in Malaysia, Sabah has the most vibrant democracy if you take into consideration, the numbers of parties which have ruled the State – USNO, Berjaya, PBS, BN and Warisan.

But who can forget how in 1994, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) who had just won the 1994 state elections with a slim majority of 25 seats against BN’s 23 seats was forced out of power two weeks later because of party hopping.

In 2018, between Musa and Shafie, they call each other back door Government. The truth is money politics; end of the day determines who rules Sabah and not the people’s mandate. As long as party hopping is legal, elections are just ceremonial.

S Arutchelvan is the deputy chairperson Parti Sosialis Malaysia

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