DAP man: PBB accepting Puncak Borneo MP shows party has ‘no principles at all’

Michael Kong

KUCHING, Aug 12: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) accepting Puncak Borneo MP Datuk Willie Mongin as a member showed that the party has “no principles at all” and contradicts its advocacy for political loyalty and push to penalise political frogs through the recently passed anti-hopping law.

This is the view of Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak member Michael Kong who said that even parties like Umno know better by openly rejecting Ampang MP Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin and Larry Sng’s Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

Zuraida quit Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to join PBM in May this year, where she was appointed as president-designate in June, while PBM is rebranded from Sarawak Workers Party (SWP), which was set up by Sng’s father, who is a veteran politician, Datuk Sng Chee Hua along, with several former Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) members in 2012.

“Likewise, we see Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s members openly rejecting the application by Jugah Muyang, MP of Lubok Antu, to join the party,” he said in a statement today.

Commenting on Willie’s defection to PBB, the special assistant to Chong Chieng Jen (DAP Sarawak chairman) pointed out that this is the first time an MP, who won his seat under Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), jumped to Bersatu with Gombak MP Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali and gang, and now decided to join PBB because he realised that Bersatu would not give him the chance to contest in any seats in Sarawak.

“While many are training their guns at Willie Mongin, the same must also be said about PBB. It speaks volumes when GPS’ (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) big brother, PBB, readily accepts a political frog like Willie Mongin.

“History has shown how PBB readily accepts political frogs like (Tan Sri) William Mawan (Ikom) and (Datuk Dr) Jerip Susil,” he added.

Kong said this showed that GPS, particularly PBB, has no principles at all where on one hand, PBB Supreme Council member and Law Minister Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar was at the forefront trying to advocate political loyalty and push to penalise political frogs.

“Yet, on the other hand, PBB does the very thing that Wan Junaidi and all the other 208 MPs have denounced unanimously.

“We cannot entrust such a shameless party like GPS, which readily supports whatever party and/or Prime Minister that is in power at the Federal level. During the Malacca and Johor state elections, the people voted against political frogs resoundingly. So let us now also vote out the political frogs and their party in any upcoming (general) elections in Sarawak,” he called out.

On Aug 6, PBB president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg confirmed that Willie had been accepted into the party as an ordinary member without any commitment and conditions. — DayakDaily