By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Jan 2: An opposition allegiance has been formed today between the Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) to increase the chances of a government change in this upcoming Sarawak 12th State Election (PRN12).
This was an announcement made by DAP Sarawak Chong Chieng Jen together with PKR Sarawak chairman Larry Sng and Amanah Sarawak chairman Abg Abdul Halil Abg Naili at DAP Sarawak headquarters here today.
He added this alliance would be contesting in all of the 82 state seats, with PKR contesting in 47 seats, DAP in 26 seats and Amanah in the other nine.
With three parties all satisfied with this arrangement, he asserted there will be no three-corner fight between them in any of the seats as they will work together to bring down the current Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) led government.
“After all, GPS and previous BN (Barisan Nasional) have been the government for 57 years.
“It is long enough. It is time for a change,” he said during a press conference on the announcement at DAP Sarawak headquarters earlier today.
When asked whether the three-party coalition is final and if other parties such as Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) could join the collaboration later, Chong said there is always room for “any credible and genuine opposition parties”.
Emphasising on these two criteria, he said the announcement today is only a start, and of course, there are possibilities of any improvement in the future before PRN12.
Adding on, he said this is the first time where such a seat allocation is made known to the public so soon even before the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) or nomination.
“This will mark a great start for this year. New year, new start,” said Chong.-DayakDaily