Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will be launching its political cooperation with Parti Ikatan Demokratik Malaysia (Muda) soon.
Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the collaboration was in line with the Sabah-based party’s aim of spreading its wings to Peninsular Malaysia.
“Warisan is neither a race nor religion-based party. We champion issues pertaining to the economy, education, health and safety.
“Sometimes, race-based (organisations) will become a source of disunity and disagreement. It can be very divisive.
“This is the way forward to prevent any hiccups that can hamper the development of the country,” he said.
Shafie said the collaboration with Muda, led by Muar member of parliament Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, would be launched soon.
He said it was a way to involve the youth and have their voices heard via the platform.
“We also have found political figures to become sponsors for certain areas (in Peninsular Malaysia).”
Meanwhile, Warisan will not force Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to prove he has majority support in the Dewan Rakyat but reminded him that it was the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who decreed there should be a vote of confidence.
Shafie said it was up to Ismail and his government to validate his position now.
“We are all aware that during our meeting at the Istana Negara, the King told us the method of appointment of the ninth prime minister was by way of statutory declarations,” he told reporters.
“Following that, he summoned all those who supported (Ismail) – more than 100 of them – to confirm their position and later decreed that the appointed prime minister must validate his position.
“I am saying what I know based on what the King decreed. I don’t want to listen to any other claims…it is not up to us now but the government of the day.”