– by Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Oct 10: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Julau MP Larry Sng is against any attempt to block and discriminate against Julau members from exercising their rights to vote in the party polls.
He said since winning the seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, there had been a spike in PKR membership in Julau.
“I won as an independent during GE14, and I decided to join PKR straight after. The majority of my followers followed suit, which resulted in a spike of membership in my constituency, amounting to 13,000,” he told DayakDaily.
While new members in PKR Julau share the same aspirations and eagerness to contribute to the party, there were ongoing attempts to block them from participating in the polls.
“Why have they been singled out?” he questioned.
Sng claimed that since GE14, the party membership across the nation ballooned by about 400,000, and its members in Julau should not be singled out.
“For me, I have no problems from voting as I joined the party right after GE14. However, if the rest is not allowed to, then the party would have let them down,” he said.
On his social media page, Sng voiced out that Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian should not be targeting Julau members.
“Baru Bian and his supporters should not preoccupy their time and effort to nullify Julau’s party membership.
“Instead, they should set their priorities on tackling people’s issues and address matters like corruption, which has been endemic in Sarawak,” he argued.
Sng said it had been five months since GE14, but no serious action had been taken by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Sarawak nor Sarawak PKR leadership in pursuing corruption cases.
“To make matter worse, even Baru Bian’s own political secretary has been implicated recently in buying votes for projects. Despite this, no action has been taken by Baru Bian.
“If the current PKR leadership in Sarawak continues like this, we are no different from Barisan Nasional, and we will lose our support and credibility in a short span of time,” he cautioned.
Sng pointed out that the time for basking in PH’s victory was over.
“We must deliver on our promises and fight for the people,” he stressed. — DayakDaily