PRS extends “ngabang” to Jugah, firm on Lubok Antu seat

Datuk Snowdan Lawan

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 7: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is extending “ngabang” to Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang following the latter’s pledge to support Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government yesterday.

Nonetheless, PRS Youth Chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan firmly stated that the Lubok Antu Parliamentary seat which traditionally belongs to PRS will not be surrendered away to other party or people.

“Next, which party he (Jugah) would join, we leave that to his own good conscience.  PRS is liberal and is offering him that ‘courtship’ and ‘ngabang’.

“He needs to read between the lines again, dissect the political anatomy of Lubok Antu and GPS politics in detail if he wishes to be a smarter and a more intelligent frog.

“As far as I am concerned, our party President Tan Sri James Masing stands firm and made it very clear that the Lubok Antu parliamentary seat belongs to PRS traditionally and it is non-negotiable.  We are not at liberty to surrender it.

“Therefore, when it comes to selection of candidate, we would pick the members from our own party PRS first. While we are open to those who wishes to be a member, the choice and selection of candidate is the prerogative of our party’s President.  It’s within the ambit of his jurisdiction,” said Snowdan in a statement today.

The Balai Ringin assemblyman was responding to the recent news of Jugah pledging his support to PN government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the GPS state government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg yesterday.

He believed any wrong move by Jugah is a grave political suicide because this time around, the GPS state government will probably play their cards right and have no mercy for others.

Snowdan agreed with Masing that Jugah’s first move was in the right direction if development is Jugah’s real concern and agenda for the betterment of the people in Lubok Antu.

The Youth and Sports Assistant Minister held that Jugah’s mission and concerns are about the people’s welfare and pace of development in the rural area of Lubok Antu, his move is timely and right, more so if Jugah were to be surrounded by close buddies.

Snowdan added that Jugah has good and valid reasons to leave Sarawak PKR knowing that the opposition party is a sinking ship beyond salvage as the endless internal bickering and power struggles has led the party to being unresourceful and collapsed where there are now only two MPs in the party. —DayakDaily