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KUCHING, Dec 3: Krian incumbent Datuk Ali Biju has never agreed to step aside and give way to Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) in Krian.
In a statement today, Ali Biju refuted the comment made by Friday Belik reported by a local daily today that the former had agreed to give up the seat.
“As the incumbent of N39 Krian, which I won in 2011 and have till now served two terms in this constituency, I have never agreed to surrender my seat to PDP, as stated by Friday Belik.
“Further, Friday should not have uttered those words nor commented on whether I will defend my incumbency or relinquish it as he is neither a leader in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) nor does he have any legitimate locus standii to speak on behalf of GPS or Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg,” said Ali.
He claimed that his supporters and the vast majority of the constituents of Krian have insisted that he should continue to serve them and the entire constituency of N39 Krian, and to defend his incumbency.
“Any decision as to my defending my incumbency of Krian will be discussed between my President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and the Chief Minister of Sarawak,” said Ali who is also the federal deputy minister of Energy and Natural Resources. — DayakDaily