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Ex-Minister join Pakatan today

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TUARAN — Datuk Yahya Lampong, a former federal deputy minister, has joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), it was announced last night by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar made the announcement at a Malaysia Day celebration organised by the opposition pact in Dalit, near here.

Yahya, who had joined Umno after Usno was dissolved, was present at the event. Also present were former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin and former United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing.

Lajim and Bumburing, the MPs for Beaufort and Tuaran respectively, had defected to the opposition earlier.

Yesterday morning, Anwar also announced that corporate figure Tan Sri Ibrahim Menudin had joined PKR in Labuan. — Bernama (TMI)