Press Statement from Bersih 2.0(17 September 2020): Debate Cancelled, Only One Panel Agree To Participate

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election(Bersih 2.0) has to cancelled the Chief Minister Candidate Debat as only one panel, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin, de facto leader of USNO, agree to join the debate.


Tan Sri Pandikar Amin is the first who has responded positively to the invitation while BERSIH 2.0 is still waiting for a favourable reply from other candidates. The other prospective candidates for the position of chief minister who are invited to join the debate are president of Parti Warisan Sabah (WARISAN) DSP Shafie Apdal, president of Parti Cinta Sabah DSP Anifah Aman, chairman of United Malay Nasional Organization (UMNO) Sabah Datuk Sri Bung Mokhtar Radin, chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Datuk Hajiji Noor and former chief minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).


We laud Tan Sri Pandikar Amin for willing to face the voters and explain his party’s vision and manifesto for Sabah. This sets a good example in contributing to a more healthy and mature election culture by engaging in policy debate in order for voters to make informed decision in elections.   


Bersih 2.0 is disappointed not to be able to conduct this debate. If this debate takes place, it is hoped to give a new norm to the electoral process in Sabah with the candidates for chief minister having to present their arguments, visions and manifesto conclusively to the voters.


Released by,

Steering Committee of Bersih 2.0