The PKR deputy president-aspirant says that Sabah and Sarawak should be recognized as equivalent entities in the Malaysian federation.
KOTA KINABALU: RafRi Ramli of PKR today took his campaign for the vice-presidency of the party to Sabah, and told members in the state that Sabah would receive a better treatment under the direction of Anwar Ibrahim.
Rafizi, who has publicly stated that he fought for the number two post to ensure that Anwar is not being ignored by the current government, said he would work hard for Putrajaya to recognize Sabah and Sarawak as Malaysian entities federation, rather than being considered one of the 14 states.
"For so long Sabah has been sidelined by Barisan Nasional," Rafizi told a program with Sabah PKR members today.
"It is important to ensure that Putrajaya respects Sabah to ensure that Sabah is e of three and not one of the 14 states in Malaysia," he said.
Rafizi said that giving equal status for Sabah and Sarawak under Malaysia was more important than appointing deputy prime ministers of the two states as promised by PKR.
"For me, this is more important than the promise of the DPM seats," he said.
"That means the funds, attention and powers must be restored according to the status, and when that is achieved, I think it's no problem for the prime minister to assign a Sabah delegate," said Rafizi.