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By Karen Bong
SIBU, Oct 20: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS)’s Extraordinary Delegates Conference (EDC) today empowered the party’s Supreme Council to make important decisions in preparation for the next state election, which is due in 2021.
PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Masing explained that the Supreme Council could now decide whatever moves and where the party wanted to go before the next triennial delegates’ conference (TDC), which is due in about 2-1/2 years.
“This is the third important agenda in today’s EDC, besides the appointment of Datuk Joseph Salang as the new deputy president and Dato Janang Bungsu as the secretary-general,” he told a press conference after the EDC.
PRS Women chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie, Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan as well as Salang and Janang were present.
“Any important decision or whatever we want to do, we don’t have to go through an EDC,” Masing said, adding that this would allow the party to move in a more flexible and agile manner.
More importantly, Masing said this empowerment was to get PRS ready to face the next state polls.
“We are ready to move and face the next state election. I don’t know if other parties are doing it, but we are ready. Should there be any changes in the political scenario, we are ready to move,” he pointed out.
During the EDC, the party’s constitution was also amended to make it easily understood by ordinary people. — DayakDaily