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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
WHEN Parti Bersatu Sabah rejoined the Barisan Nasional last year, some thought that Sabah's legendary political battles would be gone for good. But while the BN is set to win easily, old grudges are re-emerging, writes JASWINDER KAUR.
SINCE its formation in 1985, Parti Bersatu Sabah has continued to be the spark that ignites political intrigues and battles.
Sabah politics has never been unexciting. Since the State joined the Federation to form Malaysia in 1963, one dominant party after another has captured the headlines, either for derring do, display of power and wealth, or for the colourful nature of the personalities involved.
First it was "the father of Sabah", Tun Datu Mustapha Harun, who formed the United Sabah National Organisation (Usno) and ruled the State alternately as Governor and Chief Minister for nine years until his own protege, Datuk Harris Salleh, and his nemesis, Tun Fuad Stephens, teamed up to oust him in 1976.
Fuad died in an air crash months later, and Harris took …