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KUCHING, July 14: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is still scrutinising the application of Lubok Antu independent Member of Parliament (MP) Jugah Muyang to join the party as it will require unanimous consent by the Supreme Council that is scheduled to convene soon to discuss the matter.
PRS deputy information chief Andy Lawrence said PRS is capable of making its own decisions, while pointing out that “family matters will always be discussed among family members”.
“Jugah’s application through the party headquarters is still (being) KIV (kept in view), pending the decision of the Supreme Council.
“It needs to be unanimously agreed upon by all Supreme Council members,” he said in a statement today.
He was responding to Jugah who told a local daily here that he has had the blessing from Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to join PRS.
Jugah said that he is currently waiting for the PRS Supreme Council to officially announce his membership as he is not expecting any problems with his application to join the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) component party.
He applied to join PRS in February this year.
Jugah has also admitted recently that he has rejected the invitation to join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) as he is firm with his principle of supporting a Sarawak-based party.
He added that he had chosen PRS because the Lubok Antu parliamentary constituency is a traditional seat for the party and thus hoped to continue defending the seat in the 15th General Election (GE15).
In the last GE14, Jugah had won the Lubok Antu seat with a majority of 1,059 votes as an independent candidate.
He was also a former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) member before leaving the party in June 2020 and becoming an independent MP. — DayakDaily