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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Aug 17: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) youth calls on whoever leading the new federal administration to appoint Kapit MP Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi as deputy prime minister.
They believed appointing a leader from Sarawak, a party to the formation of Malaysia, would help to facilitate the restoration of Sarawak’s rights.
“It is high time that a Sarawakian be given a chance to hold the post of DPM, and if credit is on merits, politics shall substantiate it.
“Our nominee is Datuk (Seri) Alexander Nanta Linggi, a seasoned parliamentarian, an effective leader, people centric and had won his seat twice uncontested in 2004 and 2008 respectively,” PRS Youth Ramlie Likong said in a statement today.
PRS youth secretary Bit Surang echoed Ramlie’s view.
“In the event that he (Nanta) is made a deputy prime minister, the spirit of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be rekindled.
“After all, it is already inherent in him. He has huge legislative and executive experience at both federal and State level,” Bit said.
Meanwhile, PRS Youth Information Chief Andy Lawrence also opined that Nanta, who is a six-term MP and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) secretary-general should be considered to be appointed to the post of deputy prime minister.
“It will be a great advantage for Malaysia to have a leader from Sarawak to be made deputy prime minister anytime a new federal government sets in.
“For us, he is none other than Kapit MP, Datuk (Seri) Alexander Nanta Linggi. He would fit and will bode well for the job by virtue of his experience as a six-term MP and the current secretary general of the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS),” said Andy. — DayakDaily