PBK fights alone in PRN12, denies ties with other political parties or timber tycoons

Voon Lee Shan

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KUCHING, April 23: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan has denied any ties between his party and other political parties or private companies, as alleged by some.

In stating this, he said PBK will be fighting alone in the 12th Sarawak State Elections and the reason for it is the “difference in ideology” between parties.

“Parti Bumi Kenyalang has no link with GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak), PSB and any political parties from Malaya (Peninsula Malaysia), and no link with any timber tycoons and plantation companies in its struggles,” he said in a statement today.

Describing these allegations as a tactic to slander the party, he also refuted the claims that PBK has been sponsored to split Chinese, Dayak and certain Muslim votes to ensure certain political parties or candidates win in the elections.

He said PBK is serious in pursuing freedom and independence for Sarawak under domestic and international law, thus the party has always welcomed genuine help in forms of donations from individuals.

On the topic of state elections, Voon said PBK is strategising to contest in all 82 seats in Sarawak and there are only a few seats that the party needs to fill with their candidates at the moment.

“The party has a good team with lawyers, engineers, scientists, scholars and business people standing under the party ticket.

“All potential candidates have a price tag of RM20 million each, with the president being RM50 million imposed by the party as damages or compensation if they fail to nominate themselves to stand in elections or if they leave the party to be independent or jump ship after being elected as YB,” he added. — DayakDaily