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PKR respects Sabah voters’ decision: Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) says it respects the voters decision in the Sabah election held on Saturday (Sep 26), which saw Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) secure a simple majority win and the mandate to form the new state government.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said Sabahans have fulfilled their responsibility in the democratic process, despite Malaysia being under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

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The opposition leader also hoped that the process of forming the government will be handled in a peaceful and wise manner, while extending his appreciation to Warisan Plus.

“Congratulations to our partners in Warisan Plus, Shafie Apdal in particular, Parti Warisan Sabah over the 23 seats won, (Democratic Action Party) DAPs six seats and United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) for its win,” Mr Anwar said in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.

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He also congratulated Sabah's PKR chairman Christina Liew on the partys success in defending the two seats won in the 14th General Election, apart from almost doubling its percentage of votes in the Sook seat.

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