Mussen returns unopposed as PRS Batang Ai chairman

Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh (file photo)

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KUCHING, March 28: Deputy Minister of International Trade and Investment and Batang Ai assemblyman Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, was returned unopposed as Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Batang Ai chairman at the branch’s annual general meeting (AGM) on March 16.

According to a statement, Agas Thomas remains as the branch’s deputy chairman, while Naka Indap remains its vice-chairman, and Rosaline Neging and Edwin Joel have been elected as the branch’s Women and Youth chiefs, respectively.

The AGM also decided that PRS’s two top positions of President and Deputy President should be uncontested for the party’s upcoming Triennial Delegates’ Conference (TDC) based on the current Supreme Council’s consensus.

In order to ensure the credibility and integrity of elected office bearers, other positions in the Supreme Council may be open for friendly competition among aspiring candidates, in addition to appointed positions.

Several other resolutions were also passed during the meeting.

Amongst others, PRS Batang Ai joined PRS Engkilili in opposing Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang’s application to join PRS. According to the statement, Jugah did not respond politely when invited to join PRS by late PRS president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing and had made several dubious attempts to join other Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) component parties after leaving Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). Furthermore, in the previous state election, the statement read, he chose to openly oppose GPS by sponsoring and supporting independent candidates for both Engkilili and Batang Ai State seats.

PRS Batang Ai also endorsed the State government’s decision to change the title of Chief Minister of Sarawak to Premier of Sarawak.

It also urged the party to solicit feedback from both PRS Engkilili and PRS Batang Ai before making recommendations on the PRS-GPS candidate for the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).

The branch’s Youth and Women wings also requested that a candidate nominated by the branch be appointed as a Political Secretary to the Premier of Sarawak. — DayakDaily