As expected, Jefferey Kitingan was foaming at the mouth, said Anwar Ibrahim showed disrespect to Sabahans by not taking into consideration the majority voices of its supporters.About 16 divisions wanted him to lead Sabah PKR but was ignored by the central leaders. Jeffery's press statement here (updated).
In the same footsteps of Zaid Ibrahim, Jeffery says he is going on long leave to think over his political future in PKR.Since he is now out of favour with PKR leaders at the national level the thought of staying on in the party has become untenable and a big embarrassment for him.
At one time Jeffery was the flag bearer of PKR Sabah and many members of the KDM community were attracted to the party. Unfortunately, he was replaced just before the last general elections.
PKR may have lost its only possible source of support for the next general elections. The Sabah Muslims are not likely to support PKR, the Chinese given a choice would either stay with BN or vote for DAP or other Sabah based party.
Appointing Thamrin in the hope of getting Muslims votes is like shouting in the wilderness, nobody can hear, he has absolutely no grassroots and many people in Sabah have not heard of his name.
Anwar has made life easier for BN in Sabah.