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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, June 5: Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang has resigned from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and throws his full support to Perikatan Nasional (PN) government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassin.
In a five-paragraph press statement issued here today, Jugah pledged his support for the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to lead Sarawak.
“With this, I would like to announce that I’m leaving PKR with immediate effect and becomes an Independent MP whereby I will fully support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak government at the state level,” Jugah when contacted by DayakDaily.
He stressed that his decision to leave PKR is in line with his political agenda to bring development to his constituents in Lubok Antu.
“I feel sad that there was political misunderstanding among the component parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH) government which led to the resignation of the prime minister and subsequently leading to the downfall of PH.”
He said he made the decision to join PN after a discussion with his supporters whereby they agreed that he should join PN for the betterment and progress of Lubok Antu.
In the last general election, Jugah contested as an independent candidate and won in a three-cornered fight against Barisan Nasional candidate late Robert Pasang Alam and PKR candidate Nicholas Bawin with a majority of 1,059 votes.
Soon after GE14, his supporters joined PKR and after that, he also joined the party which was part of PH government at that time. — DayakDaily