‘Appointment of state PKR chiefs prerogative of party president’

Larry Sng

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KUCHING, Nov 20: PKR Julau branch chairman Larry Sng says the appointment of PKR state chief for the respective states including Sarawak is the prerogative of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

On the appointment of Sarawak PKR chief, Sng said so far, the subject has not even been brought up.

“PKR president is to appoint all State MPN (State Leadership Council) chief,” Sng told DayakDaily.

On the speculations that Sng may be appointed as Sarawak PKR chief because he is the only Sarawakian in the newly elected party Central Leadership Council (MPP), Sng said since the decision was in the hand of the president, he would leave it for Anwar to decide and not to worry about it.

After the weeks-long party election within PKR, there has been a shift of power with some leaders ousted, others voted in while others staying out of the election to give way to others.

During the party national congress held over last weekend, contenders for the deputy president post Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and challenger Rafizi Ramli both decided to come together and let bygones be bygones

Sng, when asked whether he and incumbent Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian had come to some kind of understanding and had buried the hatchet, indicated that there was no score to settle between he and Baru.

He said it was normal for for various parties to make noise during election time, but once the election was over, things should return to normal.

“There is nothing to bury. We can expect lots of noises during election but once it is over, things should cool down. That is a sign of our political maturity,” said Sng.

On being the only Sarawakian politician sitting in the PKR MPP, Sng said he was honoured.

“I am honoured to be given this opportunity to serve Sarawakians through PKR’s MPP (Central Leadership Council),” Sng said.

Sng was caught in between the contention between the two deputy president candidates Azmin and Rafizi after he chose to support the latter.

The contention for the second top party post had spilled over to Sarawak especially Julau as the branch’s membership came into question after more than 13,000 were registered as members overnight. There were also many claims of irregularities during the party election on Nov 10 including allegations of tampering of tablets used for e-voting. — DayakDaily