- Salleh Kalbi (BN-Silam): "I haven't been approached. I have my own principles. BN has a proven track record but now it is time for them to realise development should not only be concentrated in the peninsula."
- Datuk Chua Soon Bui (BN-Tawau): "Any party has the right to do what they want but whether they will get any positive response remains to be seen."
- Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (BN-Mambong): "My principles are very clear -- I will never abandon BN. It's just political manoeuvring by the opposition."
- Alexander Nanta Linggi (BN-Kapit): "This is all about integrity, and I personally feel hurt by the opposition's claims."