Party elections for next PKR Sarawak chief may be held “after dust settles”, says Sng

Larry Sng

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Feb 25: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Central Leadership Council member Larry Sng says there may be Sarawak PKR election to decide on who will be the next chief to replace Baru Bian who quit the party yesterday.

However, he stressed that it would happen only after the dust has settled, stating that there would be more clarity then.



“Once things here are settled, we will settle all matters in Sarawak,” said Sng, who also did not discount the possibility that a new chief may be appointed by the president as according to the party constitution, the president had the prerogative to appoint a new chief for Sarawak.

Larry who is also Julau MP said that presently most leaders were currently in Kuala Lumpur due to the events unfolding there.

Former Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian (who also quit his Works Minister position), Saratok MP Ali Biru and Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin quit the party following political turmoil which involved a series of attempts to create a new government by some political leaders.

Sng commented that the trio’s departure would not affect Sarawak PKR as a whole and those left behind would take over the helm of the party.

“Baru, Willie and Ali have resigned of their own accord. So it is left for the rest of us to steer the party forward.

“Sarawak PKR is still intact. PKR has 10,000 new members joining every month. They are only three individuals. That doesn’t affect us so much,” said Sng.

Meanwhile, Sng believed that with PKR Sarawak still intact, the party would continue to work with other component parties within Pakatan Harapan to face the Sarawak elections which is rumoured to be around the corner, ahead of its 2021 election date. —DayakDaily