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KUCHING, May 16: The crack within Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in the state is only to be expected, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He said Sarawakians will reject the party, as it is West Malaysian, having no business to be in Sarawak.
“It is expected and PKR will become a mosquito party when the veterans and those instrumental in developing the party leave the party or get sacked,” he pointed out when asked about the resignation of PKR Stampin and Mas Gading branch committee members today.
Abdul Karim, who is Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports stressed that whatever happens to the party will not affect Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) or other component parties.
The committee members of the two party branches in a statement today declared that they leaving the party.
Mas Gading branch and deputy branch chairman, Boniface Willy Tumek and Francis Teron Kadap, cited that among their reasons for leaving was that the key provision in the party constitution meant to promote the principle of justice was ignored.
Instead, they said the overriding objective of the PKR struggle was to propel the party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to become prime minister.
Meanwhile, the Stampin branch said that among their reasons for leaving were that Sarawak autonomy within the Malaysia Agreement 1963 was never taken care of, but instead focused on Anwar’s personal ambition to become prime minister. —DayakDaily