UPKOUnited Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organization (Malaysia, political party)
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UPKO has been questioning the issuance of Mykads to "non-ethnic" Sabahan since 2008.
Sundang's UPKO party continued to oppose the arrangement until June 1964 when it announced its acceptance of Malaysia as a fait accompli and merged with UNKO.
UPKO and UNKO competed over their different understandings of what indigenousness meant, while UPKO also competed with the Sabah Chinese Association (SCA), as SANAP had renamed itself under pressure from the Malayan Chinese Association, for the support of Chinese, many of whom had long and harmonious associations with KDs.
Before the May 9, 2018 general election, Upko was one of the 13 component parties in Barisan Nasional.
Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, president of the former Barisan Nasional (BN) party that is now part of the Sabah state government, said Upko has not used the money and wanted to return it, but the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has frozen their account.
The party's vice-president who is also Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick, said UPKO will work with the other government parties, namely DAP, Parti Warisan Sabah, PKR, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Parti Amanah Negara, to ensure victory for the DAP candidate.
DAP will use its rocket logo in the Sandakan by-election when representing the ruling Sabah coalition that includes Warisan, Pakatan Harapan and Upko, said Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) will campaign for DAP candidate Vivian Wong Shir Yee in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election.
Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will work hard with Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Upko to help DAP retain the Sandakan parliamentary seat in the by-election next month, Sabah Chief Minister and Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.
Warisan with its allies - DAP, PKR and Upko - now make up the state government, while PBS, PBRS, STAR and independent candidates formerly from Umno, Upko and PBRS form the Opposition.
Meanwhile, Upko president and Tuaran MP Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau has also not declared his assets.
He was sworn in as chief minister on May 10 after securing a simple majority, but lost the majority when several assemblymen from Umno and Upko jumped ship to support Shafie's party.