Chee How, Vernon sacked from PKR

Larry Sng

By Lian Cheng and Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Apr 14: Sarawak PKR chief Larry Sng has confirmed the sacking of Batu Lintang Assemblyman See Chee How and Betong PKR chief Vernon Kedit.

“For Sarawak, only the membership of two of them has been terminated. They are not sacked by the Sarawak Leadership Council as it has yet to meet.

“There are members launching the complaints. So the disciplinary committee feels that there are grounds to sack them.

“Even though a letter of termination has been issued to them, they can explain themselves within two weeks. In every party, there is a mechanism to deal with situation like this,” said Sng told DayakDaily.

Sng explained that it was a straightforward matter for the time being and that as of now, only See, who is also Stampin PKR chief, and Vernon were sacked and that there would be more to come.

On whether the party will sack Selangau MP Baru Bian, Saratok MP Ali Biju and Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin, Sng said the membership of these leaders were automatically terminated when they joined another party.

After the fall of Pakatan Harapan government, the three who were aligned to PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, have joined Bersatu. However, Baru, who was a former Minister of Works, had opted out and declared himself an Independent.

Meanwhile, PKR Sarawak secretary Joshua Jabeng said the sacking of party members was the prerogative of Party’s Central Disciplinary Bureau.

“Since the shake-up at the national level, many people have openly shown disloyalty going against party leadership. It is case to case basis and those who had openly went against the party constitution and objectives have to be expelled.

“Yet this is not witch-hunting nor being vindictive. On the contrary, we are every ready to accept back those who wish to return. We always appreciate different views and opinions,” said Joshua.

Joshua reiterated that had it not been for the Movement Control Order (MCO), the State PKR would have held its Sarawak Leadership Council (MPN) meetings to listen to its grass-root leaders.

“Special meeting of the State MPN will be held very soon albeit online to discuss urgent matters including issues related to Covid-19. All branch chairmen have been notified and invited. Suggestions and constructive criticisms are welcome of course in the context of the bigger picture and for greater good of the PKR and PH in general,” said Joshua. —DayakDaily