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KUCHING, Nov 8: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) and Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) will focus on getting a Dayak in the Chief Minister’s post as part of their aims for the upcoming 12th State Election (PRN12).
According to Aspirasi president Lina Soo, their objective is go against Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), and in order to do that, the coalition has already prepared an alternative in place for the Chief Minister position.
“Sarawak voters, this upcoming PRN12 is a chance (for change). This window of opportunity only comes once in 58 years. As such, we urge our voters to vote and realise the change that we can bring, which is the time for a Dayak Chief Minister.
“So today, we declared our noble mission which is to push for a Dayak Chief Minister, and today, we name our Dayak Chief Minister, which is Bobby William,” said Soo during a joint press conference organised by PBDSB and Aspirasi, held at a local hotel today.
Soo added, Aspirasi will also be contesting in at least 26 seats in the coming State election.
Meanwhile, PBDSB president Bobby William said the party is eyeing more than 11 seats for the coming PRN12 and will announce from time to time which seats the party will contest.
“PBDSB will be using our own banner for the coming election, and Aspirasi will be using their own.
“I will be contesting in Senadin, where the majority of the voters are Chinese. Even though the majority is Chinese, for them, if they really want to change, they will change,” he said.
Bobby also assured the non-Dayak community that they should not be worried of PBDSB’ presence, because the party is fighting for the rights of the Dayak.
“We are here not to take or challenge your rights as Malaysians or Sarawakians, but we are here to fight for our (Dayak) rights, and for it to be returned to us, as the Dayak,” he explained. — DayakDaily