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SIBU, Dec 17: Parti Bersatu Sarawak (PSB) seems to have lost its direction, opined Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for N53 Bawang Assan, Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew.
Speaking at a press conference today, Lau said PSB had previously publicly said that it wanted to form the new State government if it wins the election.
“In Sarawak there is another who wants to be the Opposition which is PSB, the new kid on the block. They want to be an Opposition party by accepting former members from other parties. Now they are not sure (of their original struggle) as I have read in a Bahasa paper where the party wants to join GPS if they win enough seats.
“Now they are not sure of what they want – do they intend to form a government or join the government?” he asked.
Lau also questioned PSB on who would they choose as the chief minister if they manage to form a new government.
On his candidacy for the seat, he urged voters to look at his track record when they vote tomorrow.
“I urge the public, especially voters in Bawang Assan to judge me by my track record. Throughout this election and my involvement in politics, I have always emphasised that you need to have someone whom you can trust; is loyal to your party and to your leaders. And you have to be trusted by your leadership. So the election is the time to show whether the people can trust you or not,” he said.
He said during the Covid-19 pandemic, he together with the District Office had distributed between 3,000 and 4,000 bags of food aid to the needy at his own cost.
“During the implementation of the National Covid-19 immunisation programme, I went everywhere including Jalan Tiong Hua, Bukit Assek and Emplan Lane to get people vaccinated. At one time there were more than 3,000 people who showed up to be inoculated,” he said.
Lau also said that he was once a councillor of Sibu Municipal Council for 10 years, deputy chairman of Sibu Rural District Council for four years including 18 months as a member of the senate.
Lau, 56, is locked in a five-cornered fight for the seat which includes six-term assemblyman, Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh of Parti Bersatu Sarawak (PSB), Michelle Ling Shyan Mih of Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) Amy Lau Bik Yieng from DAP and independent candidate Ricky Entrie. — DayakDaily