‘Legacy seat’ issue might be case of media misinterpretation, leading to unnecessary controversy — PDP president

Dato Sri Tiong King Sing

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 26: ‘Legacy seat’ issue might be a case of media misinterpretation, leading to unnecessary controversy, says Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Dato Sri Tiong King Sing.

Tiong in a statement today said his intention and words were based on fundamental changes in the modern political landscape, where traditional notions of electoral seats are outdated.


“Between winning and losing, being accepted by local voters, is the decisive factor. Therefore, the political notion of “traditional seats” no longer serves as a standard.

“It’s crucial for the people to choose the individual representatives that they know and trust,” he explained.

Tiong said that PDP has relinquished the claim to so-called “traditional seats” in the past, understanding that decisions are made for the greater good.

He also said as politicians should grasp the importance of grassroots opinion and focus on economic growth and local development.

“Therefore, I sincerely hope that political leaders and the media would avoid unnecessary sensationalism for attention-grabbing purposes, as it not only hampers national development and investment attraction but also disrupts economic progress and wastes public resources,” he added. — DayakDaily