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KUCHING, April 26: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing is confident of retaining all the six seats traditionally allocated to the party after visiting some of these constituencies.
He said since the announcement of state Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates by state BN chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, he had visited Julau, Lubok Antu, Hulu Rajang and Kanowit and tomorrow, he will be visiting Selangau.
“So far so good. I met the veterans of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) and PRS during my visits. This shows the fact that veteran supporters of PBDS and PRS are still around.
“Therefore, PRS as a political organisation is still intact despite the slight upheaval in the organisation. I am confident that we will retain all of the six seats for BN as I have promised,” said Masing who is also Deputy Chief Minister in a statement today.
PRS has been allocated Lubok Antu, Hulu Rajang, Kanowit, Selangau, Julau and Sri Aman to contest.
In the last general election, PRS was also able to retain all six seats.
For the 14th General Election, the party is expected to face more complicated situations in two constituencies, namely Selangau and Lubok Antu.
This is because prior to the announcement of the candidates, the party sacked its deputy president who is also Selangau incumbent Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun and Lubok Antu incumbent Datuk William Nyallau Badak. — DayakDaily