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PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2015 12:36pm

‘I am not afraid of questioning things against my conscience,’ says Putatan MP


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While there are crocodiles in the opposition, there are crocodiles in the BN also, said the Upko VP..

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KOTA KINABALU,  Feb 27, 2015:

Putatan Member of Parliament Datuk Marcus Mojigoh rather jump off a bridge than than join the “crocodile-infested” opposition party.

“They (the opposition) are dangerous. More crocodiles there; they will swallow me. But then, there are also a lot of crocodiles in BN (Barisan Nasional) but I can handle them,” the senior politician responded to Deputy Chief Minister cum Agriculture Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin’s statement that the former should resign and join the opposition since he questioned the government’s policies.

However, in warning the Sabah Umno secretary to stop pursuing the matter, Mojigoh said if the former and other BN members continue to ask him to jump, then he may fulfill their wishes.

“The more they do that, the more I will make noise. So don’t mess with me. If they provoke me, I can be a good provoker too,” Mojigoh was reported by The Borneo Post as saying, adding when he met Yahya recently, the latter was “quite cordial” towards him.

Speaking of his principles, Mojigoh stressed he was not afraid of questioning things that went against his conscience, such as the recent banning of DAP leader Teresa Kok, which he described as “old-timers in politics”.

“The young people don’t like such political games. They want to express, to listen, to read what is going on. They are interested in the social media and in going viral. So let us sing the tune of the young people. Let Teresa Kok come here. It is up to the people to accept what she is saying or not,” he said.

Besides, he believes BN is not weak and is way better than Kok, adding there was no reason to be afraid of her, and in fact, as a Member of Parliament, he would put up his defence if she caused trouble in Sabah.

Mojigoh stressed that he felt it was time to voice out his concerns following the many things happening which never occurred before.

“The (alleged conversion of the) student in Kinarut and the statement by a government minister blaming the Chinese for the price increase of goods. Is that right? There are many other things,” he said.

He said the matters he highlighted were his personal stance, and he leaves it to Upko to either agree or disagree with him.

“They (Upko) can also take disciplinary action against me. I am just a leader voicing based on my conscience. If my party doesn’t like it, they should ask me for a show cause letter.

“The same with BN. If Najib (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) doesn’t like what I said, I am waiting for the letter. I am ready to jump off the bridge,” he told the Borneo Post.

Mojigoh, who is also the vice-president and treasurer general of United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Organisation (Upko), is serving his third term at the Putatan MP, and he is not seeking for re-nomination in the next general election.

“I am not getting any younger, and I feel it is time for me to spend more time with my family,” he said.



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