Another MP leaving BN and support Pakatan Rakyat today

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KUALA LUMPUR — The resignation of two senior Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders from the ruling coalition comes at an inopportune time for BN just as the coalition is gearing up for the polls.

“The latest episode of open rebellion by Sabah BN leaders is ominous for Najib as with his ‘fixed deposit’ in Sabah, the inevitability of BN’s downfall is coming sooner rather than later,” said DAP’s national publicity secretary Tony Pua.

Earlier this afternoon in Sabah, Tuaran MP Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing announced that he was leaving BN and pledged his support for Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin, an Umno supreme council member, had yesterday said he was resigning from all party positions.

Both politicians are setting up new PR- friendly political movements — Bumburing’s Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) launched this afternoon while Lajim will be launching his Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPS) in Beaufort this evening.

Pua appeared to be suggesting that Bumburing and Lajim were disgruntled and had lost confidence in Najib’s leadership as BN president. – TMI