Azmin-Rafizi battle: Many members still fence sitters, says Sng

Sng (right) with Rafizi (second from right) and other PKR leaders savouring laksa at a local eatery upon arriving in Kuching this morning (Sept 2, 2018).

KUCHING, Sept 2: Julau MP Larry Sng says it is only fair that Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) members hear from both Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli before deciding whom they should vote to be the party’s deputy president.

Sng, who is organising Rafizi’s tour of Sarawak, told DayakDaily that this was necessary as many party members, especially the new ones, were still fence sitters, including himself.

“I feel that for Sarawak, it is only fair that we hear the story of both candidates so that Sarawakians can make an informed choice on whom they should throw their support during the PKR election,” said Sng

Sng did not deny that the party was split in terms of support for Azmin and Rafizi, but said it was something normal in any political party. But the main thing is that both candidates support party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“PKR is a big party and not everyone is with Azmin or Rafizi. There are many new members who joined only after May 9 (date of the 14th general election) this year.

“They subscribe to the party’s ideology, but they are not in any of the two camps, like myself,” said Sng, who claimed PKR’s membership across the country had doubled since Pakatan Harapan came to power.

On Rafizi’s tour of Sarawak, Sng said he “willingly obliged” when approached by Rafizi to make arrangements for his roadshow in the state.

He revealed that Rafizi met PKR members in Kuching this morning before flying to Sibu in the afternoon. In Sibu, he will have a get-together and a debate session with PKR members before flying home tomorrow.

Sng contested in the May 9 polls as an independent. After winning the seat, he joined PKR. Sng is formerly Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) president. — DayakDaily