“Malaysia’s a democratic country,” says Abdul Karim as Sedar throws hat in ring for PRN12

Abdul Karim at the press conference. Photo credit — Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

KUCHING, June 10: Sedar being a registered political party can contest in the coming 12th state election (PRN12).

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said Malaysia is a democratic country, and thus welcomed any political party, including Sedar to contest.

“Malaysia is a democratic country and every registered political party can contest, including Sedar.

“PBB and GPS respect any party (registered political party) that wishes to contest in the coming state election. Winning is another matter,” said Abdul Karim, who is Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports.

He was asked to comment on a news report that Sedar had declared its intention to contest in the coming state election.

Abdul Karim added that the onus lies on the people to decide who they want as their elected representatives.

Sedar president Datuk Othman Abdullah today said the party will contest all the 82 constituencies in the PRN12 on its own funding.

He reported said that the party had confirmed candidates for 38 and was still assessing potential nominees for the remaining 44 seats.

Othman further said that the full list of candidates was expected to be announced at the party’s Annual General Congress in September this year.

The last state election was in 2016, and the next one should be held latest by next year.—DayakDaily