Consensus on PRS leadership lineup thanks to Sikie and Salang’s personal sacrifice

Janang, Sikie, Salang, and Nissom (from left to right) in a group photo.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 21: The consensus on Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) leadership lineup could only be reached after a great deal of personal sacrifice of both Datuk John Sikie Tayai and Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum.

PRS secretary-general Datuk Janang Bungsu said this in a press conference at PRS headquarters here today, emphasising that this is an official statement by PRS with regards to recent talks of an internal strife between two factions within the party.

“I wish to record that YB Datuk John Sikie has displayed admirable statesmanship by graciously offering to accept a lower position in the consensus lineup despite having received many nominations for party president.

“Datuk Joseph Salang, the incumbent acting president, on his part, has agreed to be retained in the presidency of the party to preserve balance in the party,” he said.

Meanwhile, Janang said other details would be revealed during PRS’ Triennial Delegates Conference (TDC) which is to be held in Sibu coming weekend (April 23 and 24).

Among other dignitaries present were Salang, Sikie, and PRS publicity chief Datuk Wilfred Rata Nissom. — DayakDaily