Baru: PPBM free to come to Sarawak

Baru (centre) giving a press conference at a local hotel here today). From left are See, Nurhanim Hanna, Abdul Jalil, Willie, Jugah and Voon.

KUCHING, July 8: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will work with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) if the latter were to come to Sarawak, as PPBM is part of the national coalition.

State PKR chief Baru Bian said the proposed entry of PPBM to the state was not a question of whether PKR was competent enough to represent the people of Sarawak but rather it is the prerogative of any party to do so.

“PPBM has declared that they are coming to Sarawak. That is their prerogative. No one can stop any party established in this state or country (from doing so).

“If they are coming in, since they are our coalition in the federal, then of course they are expected to work together with Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak,” said Baru, who is also Works Minister, at a press conference here today.

The Selangau MP opined that the state PKR, which is part of the federal ruling coalition, was moving in the right direction politically.

“We have been quite established. We have been in the state for many years. PH has won at the federal level. In that context, I think we are moving positively in the right direction in politics,” he said.

He added that what needed to be done now was for PKR members to go to the ground and informed their rural supporters and others about the new political landscape in the country.

Baru believed there were still rural folk who are unaware that the federal government had changed hands.

“That is very important … to go to the ground, to share with them and to tell them, ‘Look, you can change your government, and you can change your representatives’.”

Also present at the press conference were Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How, state PKR Women chief Nurhanim Hanna Mokhsen, state PKR deputy chairman Abdul Jalil Bujang, Puncak Borneo MP Willie Monggie, Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang and national deputy Women chief Voon Shiak Ni. — DayakDaily