PBK may do it alone in the state election

Voon Lee Shan

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Sept 20: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) might take on other alliance-based parties on its own in the next state election due 2021.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said the party viewed Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) as its main opponents.

However, he was coy when asked about its alliance with other local-based parties.

“We will cross the bridge when we come to it,” he told a news conference at his office, here, today.

He said PBK was also undecided on the number of seats it would contest in the next state polls.

“It’s our strategy that we can’t tell you yet. So, you have to wait, don’t worry,” he said.

Voon, a former Batu Lintang assemblyman, added that PBK has planned to set up divisional branches in all the divisions in Sarawak.

“We have plan to set up a protem committee in Kuching, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. Likewise, we will set up divisions in all the divisions in Sarawak soon,” he said.

Voon was also optimistic that the pro-independent party would be able to recruit winnable candidates for the election.

“Of course, we have identified winnable candidates. But we won’t tell you how many for now,” he said.

Speculation has been rife that PBK would form an alliance with the Sarawak Baru alliance, which consist of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB), State Reform Party (Star) and Sarawak Workers Party (SWP). — DayakDaily