KUCHING, April 29: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) leader Alexander Vincent expressed his agreement with the party’s decision to expel its former deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu and four of his supporters from the party.
The action was taken last Sunday evening (April 22) during a special meeting of its Supreme Council (SC) where along with Entulu, former Lubok Antu MP Datuk William Nyalau Badak, supreme council members Edward Kurik, Nyempah Sabot and Adriana Chumang Nyambong were expelled from the party.
“I felt that the expulsion had to be carried out to avoid a repetition of such wrongdoing of going against the party in the future.
“This is for the interest of the party and not for the party president,” said Alexander in a statement today.
He said Entulu was sacked because he went against the party decision to drop him as the candidate for the Selangau parliamentary seat for the 14th general election (GE14).
“The idea of expulsion was mooted by the SC members. It was a collective decision, where the SC has to form a special committee to address that problem.”
Alexander who is also Ngemah assemblyman, affirmed that party president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing was present at the meeting when the decision was made.
He said there was no attempt to sack Entulu before the meeting but a last-minute decision was made when the SC meeting convened.
“The (commentators on) social media should not target the president alone as the expulsion was a collective decision of the highest level of the party which involved the supreme council members.
“The decision to sack the five mentioned individuals was done by the special committee formed by SC members,” he stressed.
He said it was wrong for any party member to go against party interests but instead they should work together for the interest of the party.
“There should be no ‘musuh dalam selimut’ in the party,” said Alexander. — DayakDaily