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PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang (pictured) said his party would not be affected by MP Darrell Leiking’s resignation. — File picPKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang (pictured) said his party would not be affected by MP Darrell Leiking’s resignation. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Sabah MP Darrell Leiking’s resignation from PKR will not hamper the party’s growth there, vice-president Chua Tian Chang insisted today.

The Batu MP also said his party was doing its best to address long-standing complaints from the state, but conceded that this may not have been enough.

“I think PKR in Sabah will continue to grow and as I said, we are coordinating and we are continuously working out a broad based coalition,” the Batu MP told a press conference today.

“No reform will bring us to perfection and there will always be improvements, and for us in Keadilan, we still believe that there are rooms for the demands to be accommodated,” he added.

On Leiking’s decision to collaborate with sacked Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, the lawmaker commonly called Tian Chua said it should not be of concern as the latter was now in the opposition camp.

Leiking announced his resigned from PKR today after eight years, in favour of a platform that was more consistent with Sabah’s interests.

He accompanied Shafie to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in Putrajaya earlier today for the latter’s bid to take over an existing Sabah-based party and to set up a new multiracial one.

However, Leiking did not specify if he will join Shafie’s new party.

Leiking, who is Penampang MP, is PKR’s only federal lawmaker in Sabah.

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