KUCHING, July 16: The DAP Socialist Youth Kuching strongly urged the leadership in Democratic Action Party to reclaim the right to contest in Batu Lintang constituency in the coming Sarawak state election.
DAP Socialist Youth Kuching, in a press statement today, pointed out that in the last state election, the voters had given the mandate to Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to win in the Batu Lintang state constituency but disappointingly the elected representative (See Chee How) for the area has left to join another political party.
“It is crystal clear that PKR has failed to defend the mandate and trust of the voters in Batu Lintang. Such acts are akin to the betrayal of the people.
“Due to the recent internal political turmoil and squabble in PKR, many leaders and members of PKR had quit. The voters have lost faith and trust to give their support to a party without principles and to any political frogs,” the statement said.
DAP leaders and members, who had visited the Batu Lintang area, learnt from many voters that they had lost confidence in PKR.
“Many voters even suggested and proposed DAP to come and stand in Batu Lintang state seat. From the feedback received while going around the area, PKR has lost its popular support in Batu Lintang,” the group claimed.
DAP Socialist Youth Kuching thus appealed to PKR to look at the big picture and put the people’s interest above their own party’s interest and leaders’ self egoistic by letting DAP stand in Batu Lintang state seat.
“It is rather pointless for PKR to contest Batu Lintang state seat. It is questionable whether the voters of Batu Lintang will give PKR a second chance.
“It is also questionable whether after winning, its representative will hop party and betray the rakyat again. We should avoid a situation whereby it actually does more harm than good and give GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) the upper hand to win over the seat,” the group added.
Thus, DAP Socialist Youth Kuching hopes that the party leadership could heed the voices of the grassroots by striving to take back the right to stand and fight in Batu Lintang to win back the seat once again.—DayakDaily