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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, June 15: The news of the setting up of a new party called Parti Keadilan Negara with its list of leaders is fake, says Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang.
Jugah said he received the fake news that has been in circulation since two days ago.
“It is a fake news. I don’t know anything about the setting up of a new party and I have nothing to do with it,” Jugah told DayakDaily.
In this fake news that comes with a new party and a full list of leaders, former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is the general chief (ketua umum) , while the president is Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein and deputy president Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Saratok MP Ali Biju is the vice president while Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin is the treasurer general.
In the list, Jugah is a member of central leadership committee.
Meanwhile, Jugah stressed that at this stage, he prefers to be an independent MP until the day he needed to cross the bridge.
He admitted that he had received invitation from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) of which at one time, he was a member.
Jugah, a first-term MP stood as an independent in Lubok Antu during 2018 General Election. He won against Robert Tasing Alam of PRS and Nicholas Bawin Anggat of PKR with a majority of 1,059 in a three-cornered fight. After the election, Jugah joined PKR.
Following the Sheraton Movement at end of February, 2020 which finally led to the downfall of Pakatan Harapan (PH), Jugah declared leaving PKR in a five-paragraphed press statement.
In the press statement, he made known that he gave full support for the Pakatan Nasional government headed by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at federal level and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government led by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the Sarawak level. –DayakDaily.