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KUCHING, April 29: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy publicity chief Christopher Gira says former deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun’s act of sabotaging the party was an open secret within the party.
“It’s a well known fact to us that he sabotaged the party candidates in the last state election by sponsoring the opposition,” said Gira in a statement today.
The first time assemblyman for Tamin said the party gave Entulu the opportunity to change but still the latter challenged the decision of the party and its president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.
Gira also stated that the idea to expel Entulu was mooted by the Supreme Council.
Entulu, who was former Selangau MP and former Minister in Prime Minister’s Department was expelled along with four others including former Lubok Antu MP Datuk William Nyalau Badak, supreme council members Edward Kurik, Nyempah Sabot and Adriana Chumang Nyambong.
They were sacked on April 22 during a special Supreme Council meeting.
Meanwhile, PRS women’s chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie said it was not fair that PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing was the one bearing the brunt of criticisms over the sacking when it was a collective decision made by the highest decision making body — the Supreme Council, within the party.
*To accuse Tan Sri Masing alone as the perpetrator is very wrong. Only those narrow-minded (individuals) and with vindictive blood would do as such.”
She also called on all to stop speculating.
“Stop speculating. You don’t know what happened, so save your judgement for yourself. Don’t judge others based on your moral values.”
Doris who is also vice-president of the party said after Entulu’s expulsion, the tension within the party had lessened.
“There is lesser tension. The comradeship is becoming more cordial within the party. I think everyone wants this party to move forward and be progressive.
“Let bygones be bygones. For now, our thoughts are to strive for and win all the six seats assigned to PRS during this GE14,” said Doris in a statement today. — DayakDaily