PRS Youth: Party hoppers should not govern Sarawak

Surai Abell

KUCHING, Jan 12: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth asserts that party hoppers should not be given the opportunity to govern Sarawak.

Naming in particular Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) leaders Baru Bian and See Chee How, PRS Youth exco member Surai Abell said regardless of the reasons these “party hoppers” left the party, the fact remains that they are “party hoppers” who lack principles.

“Just how do we expect politicians of this character to govern our state? We have all the peace and harmony in this state despite our diversity for decades.

“Sarawakians are wise enough to kick out these types of politicians. Don’t ever trust and be hooked by their rhetorical publicity because it’s not the only recipe for good governance,” said Surai in a statement today.

Believing that one’s records speak for themselves, Surai cited the political journey of Ba’kelalan assemblyman Baru and Batu Lintang assemblyman See as showing their “unstable, intriguing and untrustworthy” leadership.


He said, on Feb 24, 2020, Baru was reported as quitting Parti Rakyat Keadilan (PKR) following the sacking of its then Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohd Azmin Ali along with vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.

On March 12, 2020, Sarawak PKR confirmed sacking Baru by virtue of being Azmin’s follower in the turmoil that led to the collapse of Pakatan Harapan.

On May 30, 2020, both Baru and See joined PSB citing the reason they will collaborate as “like minded” opposition to form the next state government.

On April 14, 2020, See was sacked by Sarawak PKR after being issued notice of termination.

On Jan 10, 2021, PKR branded Baru and See as “traitors” and on 11 January, 2021 Baru hit back at Sarawak PKR for the ‘big towkay’ remarks.

“Regardless of what their contentions are, the chronology of events on what happened then or what will transpire in the future depict to us their unstable, intriguing and untrustworthy leadership.

“There were demeritable reasons that caused them to leave or be sacked and the consequences thereafter are ‘damaging’.

“As such, the public should not be swayed by their style of governance and administration. Best is to ignore, else just vote them all out totally in the next PRN12,” said Surai. — DayakDaily