PRS hopes to field women candidates in GE15

Salang speaking to reporters at PRS Headquarters after the party's Supreme Council Meeting, held today.

KUCHING, Jan 22: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) expects to field women candidates in the coming 15th General Election (GE15).

PRS acting president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum said the party is hoping to see a woman candidate included in the electoral process.

“We want to be gender correct, we don’t want to purposely excluding anybody.

“We want to make sure that we try to include the ladies in the electoral process,” he said when met by reporters after the party’s Supreme Council Meeting held at PRS Headquarters, here today.

Meanwhile, Salang disclosed PRS also expects to elect its president during the party’s Triennial Delegates Conference (TDC) which will be held in May 7 this year.

He said the TDC will be held in Sibu, after being postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In the TDC, we will elect the party’s president, deputy president and vice-president, as well as all the committee members for the Supreme Council,” he added.

Salang said before the TDC, the party had also instructed all its 32 divisions to hold their general meetings and elect their respective new office bearers.

“In the previous year, the divisions just had their Annual General Meeting (AGM) without selecting their office bearers.

“This time, we want them to elect their new office bearers, and they will have to select who will become their delegates for our TDC,” he said.

Salang also said based on the party’s constitution, the division must have the threshold number of members and only then are they entitled to send a delegate.

“If they cannot meet the threshold, then they cannot send their delegate, and they will only be able to send observers,” he explained.

When asked if the TDC delegates can nominate the candidates for the presidency post, Salang said they are allowed to do so.

“The nomination will come from the divisions, they can nominate who they want to be the president and deputy president. Its all down to the committee members,” he said. — DayakDaily