KUCHING, April 29: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president Datuk John Sikie Tayai says the sacking of its former deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu was a collective decision.
In a statement today, the Kakus assemblyman disclosed that Entulu financed independent candidates in the 2016 state election to stand against PRS candidates and the latter even did it openly.
According to Sikie, this subsequently led to Entulu’s sacking, along with four others including former Lubok Antu MP Datuk William Nyalau Badak, supreme council members Edward Kurik, Nyempah Sabot and Adriana Chumang Nyambong.
They were sacked on April 22 after a special Supreme Council meeting.
“Entulu, Nyalau And Nyembah were going around against the party’s decision on the selection of candidates.
“They belittled the party president. It was not done (action was not taken) earlier especially on Entulu because the party thought that that he would not inflict further damage on the party. The president is very lenient.
“It was a collective decision of the party’s Supreme Council to sack them in order to save the party. The president was there but as a bystander to listen to the Supreme Council members,” said Sikie.
He also stressed that there was no attempt whatsoever to sack Entulu and the others initially because the party thought the culprits would change for the better.
“The social media accusations are very unfair especially to the president because they (netizens) do not know what is happening in the party but are accusing the president blindly,” said Sikie, who is also Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs. — DayakDaily