PKR Sarawak to contest in Batu Lintang and 45 other state seats

Larry Sng

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Aug 19: Batu Lintang will be one of the 46 seats which Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak will be contesting in the upcoming Sarawak Election.

Its chief Larry Sng said the party aimed to win at least eight to 10 of the 46 seats that the party is targeting, while the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) which PKR is part of, will contest in all 82 state seats.

According to Sng, the 46 seats which PKR Sarawak will be contesting, are across all demographic and geographical locations, consisting of both rural and urban seats but predominantly Dayak-majority seats.

“PKR is an established party which has strong grassroots support throughout the country with its more than one million members.

“It is also a mainstream party and has been running Selangor and Negeri Sembilan state governments and been part of the federal government. It has gone through trials and has been tested.

“I am confident that with PKR’s branding and principles, which is the main reason for people to support the party, we will be able to do better than the last election,” Sng told DayakDaily.

On Batu Lintang, Sng said the party had identified a few candidates who have been moving on the ground.

“But due to Covid-19 pandemic, their movements are somewhat limited. But we are trying our best amid the new norm and see how to continue to relay our messages to the voters,” said Sng.

Larry, who is Julau MP, said that winning seats in the upcoming election is important but it is even more crucial for the party to send messages to Putrajaya that people are committed to reform, including the eradication of corruption.

Meanwhile, Sng kept mum on his own candidacy for the upcoming Sarawak Election which must be called by July next year.

“The list of confirmed candidates will be announced later,” said Sng when asked if he will be contesting. —DayakDaily