Newly-appointed DAP Sabah Deputy Chairman Edwin Bosi, a veterinary doctor, has clarified that he had never left the party at any time.
“I never left the DAP,” confirmed Bosi. “If I had left the DAP, I would have issued a statement.”
He conceded, however, that he had chosen to remain on the sidelines because he knew that “something was going to happen”.
He was dismissing speculation, reportedly fanned after a statement by Likas Assemblyman Junz Wong, on his (Bosi’s) status in the party.
Junz, who had defected from DAP to a yet-to-be disclosed local party, had earlier issued a statement to say that Bosi had left the party. That reportedly led to DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang giving Junz a tongue-lashing.
Bosi felt what was happening in the party was not right. “We should have kept the status quo,” he said. “We are a young party in Sabah and still growing.”
Bosi said while the Chinese were behind the DAP, as a party, the Orang Asal preferred to vote for individuals.
“Whether a party is good or bad depends on leadership,” said Bosi. “Every party can be good or go the other way. A party is nothing without good leadership.”
It was not true to say, he cautioned, that only local parties were good. “They may not have good leaders.”
Bosi said the DAP was a good party and one that could be trusted. “It has a proven track record based on leadership.”
Bosi was appointed DAP Sabah deputy chairman following the departure of predecessor Joan Goh, along with Junz and six other committee members recently.
FMT Reporters Online