By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Dec 22: Political observer Datuk Peter Minos opined that the resignation of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak chairman Larry Sng was because he foresaw a gloomy future of the political party including its Sarawak branch.
Minos noted that it is not easy for Sng to lead a political party in Sarawak in which the majority of the population is made up of Dayaks because he did not understand the hopes and aspirations of the Ibans, Bidayuhs and Orang Ulu.
He asserted that PKR also did not achieve its objective at the national level in which its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has yet to become the prime minister which led to the losing of confidence among some of its leaders.
“It is a bit difficult for any non-Dayak to really know and understand the hopes and aspirations as well as the fears and concerns of the Ibans, Bidayuhs and Orang Ulu, much as they try to.
“That’s a political reality and running away from it is not fruitful and not working.
“Maybe Sng sees and realises that reality and so forces him to do what he did. There might be other reasons why Sng left but leading a party that is facing lots of struggles is extremely uncomfortable.
“Some leaders will jump ship if the ship is sinking or nearing it. It is simply a survival instinct,” he said in a statement.
Yesterday, Sng who is also Julau MP in a Facebook posting said he has resigned as the chairman of PKR Sarawak.
He cited his resignation to pave the way for the party to be led by a Dayak leader as he believed that the party is more suitable to be led by a Dayak leader in which the community was under-represented. — DayakDaily