Sabah leader Karim Ghani quits Umno: Party has failed Sabahans

KOTA KINABALU – A key veteran politician who brought Umno into Sabah, Datuk Karim Ghani (pic), announced he quit the party today.

DayakBaru:

We in Sarawak always thought that UMNO has no political games in Sarawak. UMNO do not have to appear in Sarawak like as  in Sabah because Taib Mahmud is the right hand of UMNO. Jabu knows this. That is why when sarawakian wanted to invite UMNO into Sarawak, immediately PBB will react to the idea. PBB do not want UMNO to have new partner in Sarawak.

Why? It is good business for PBB leaders to have Taib as UMNO proxy. It brings good business. Being proxy to UMNO, it does not mean that PBB can get more money from Federal Government. You can see in 2011 budget, Sarawak do not even received 1% of the nation budget. Well Sabah also do not get 1% of the national budget. What happen to the balance 98%?

One 100 storey tower building is $5 billion. More then Sabah and Sarawak allocation put together. The bulk of civil service is in Malaya. 40% of budget is for civil servant. So most of the moeny will be distributed in Malaya. That will provide more moeny in business. Our Sabah and Sarawak cicil service is small, so how much money can we get and spend?

We must think deeper into this problem because our request for additional help is always ignored by UMNO resulting in Datuk Karim, a veteran politician to give up on UMNO. In Sarawak it is the same. UMNO feel superior to Sarawak government. Our leaders also acting like “baggers” in front of UMNO leaders. How do you think UMNO can give us what we need. If you talk too much, then UMNO will either buy you to keep silence or they will get Taib to kick you out the next election.

UMNO or Federal Government treated Sabah and sarawak like colony, remember! Now UMNO Sabah is in trouble becuase a strong politician like Karim do not like to be treated like a kid. I do hope some politician in Sarawak do have “balls” in between they thigh some how and react to this good for nothing budget. If not, it is election year, we simply do not give our vote to BN.

Change WE Must.


Karim was among former United Sabah National Organisation (Usno) leaders, including the late Tun Datu Mustapha Datu Harun (who founded Usno), who played a part in bringing Umno into the state in the 1990s. Usno was disbanded to make way for Umno.

He said he had sent his resignation letter to the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and the party’s state office here, earlier today.

“I quit Umno with immediate effect today. I stick to my final decision and in the meantime, I will remain partyless until I find the right political party to join,” he told a news conference here.

Karim said he got fed up and was disillusioned with Umno’s failure to fight for Sabahans’ rights and welfare.

The former Usno vice-president was among a group loyal to Usno who recently pleaded to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to review the decision of rejecting their application to revive Usno.

There were reports saying that many former Usno leaders felt sidelined and wanted their old party to be revived to continue their political struggles. – Bernama

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