Homecoming of sorts as PRS moves into former PBDS HQ

PRS' Balai Ringin assemblyman who is also Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan (right) and Pelagus assemblyman Wilson Nyabong Ijang giving their thumbs-up to their new headquarters.

KUCHING, March 30: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has taken up residence at the former Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) headquarters at Jalan Wan Alwi.

The PRS headquarters will be officially operational tomorrow.

PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said the move signified that the ‘Dayak political journey’ was coming back full circle .

“What is interesting to note is that the unit which is rented by PRS was the old headquarters of PBDS. So in effect, members of PRS (most of whom were PBDS members) are coming back to where they started in 1982.

“The Dayak political journey, it appears, has reached its full circle. The party sign board is being put up today on Good Friday. To us Christians, it’s a good omen. Hopefully it augurs well for PRS in the days ahead!” Masing who is Deputy Chief Minister said in a statement today.

He said the building where the new PRS headquarters is located belongs to Yayasan Teras (Yayasan Pendidikan Teknikal Rakyat Sarawak).

“When PBDS was deregistered, the building was given to Yayasan Teras. One unit was empty for 16 years. PRS wrote to Yayasan Board for it to rent the empty unit.

“Tan Sri Leo Moggie who is the chairman of the board of management of Yayasan Teras agreed,” said Masing.

Other board members included Masing himself, Datuk Joseph Salang, Datuk Wilfred Nissom, Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem and an education official.

“I was involved in acquiring the unit during PBDS days,” said the Infrastructure Development and Transportation Minister.

He also took the opportunity to wish all Christians in Malaysia a very Good Friday and to be blessed. — DayakDaily