PRS elected representatives to Anwar: Make Kapit MP Alexander Nanta deputy prime minister

John Sikie Tayai (file photo). By DayakDaily

By Roslan Mutu

KUCHING, Nov 24: Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) elected representatives ask the newly-minted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to fulfil his election promise by appointing  Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) secretary general and Kapit MP Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi who is a Dayak as deputy prime minister (DPM).

PRS Senior vice-president Datuk John Sikie Tayai who spoke on behalf of PRS elected representatives told DayakDaily that it would be a great honour for Sarawak as well as the country if Nanta, who was a grandson of one of the founding members of the Federation of Malaysia — the late Tun Jugah Barieng, be appointed to the post.

“PRS elected leaders would like to congratulate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. On this auspicious occasion we would like him to appoint Kapit MP Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi as Deputy Prime Minister, as as a reciprocative gesture for GPS’s support of his leadership,” said Sikie.

Besides Sikie, other top PRS leaders who made the call were PRS vice president Datuk Liwan Lagang, PRS secretary general Dato Janang Bungsu, Hulu Rajang MP Datuk Wison Ugak Kumbong and publicity chief Datuk Wilfred Rata Nissom.

Sikie, who is also Kakus Assemblyman and Minister in the Sarawak Premier’s Office, agreed with Sarawak’s activist Peter John Jaban who had made similar call earlier today for Nanta to be made a deputy prime minister to show that the new government under Anwar is an inclusive administration.

In his first press conference after being sworn as prime minister, Anwar had mentioned that both Barisan Nasional (BN) and GPS will be rewarded with a deputy prime minister post each for their support of his government. — DayakDaily