PSB denies mass exodus from Ngemah branch

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KUCHING, Oct 20:  Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) denies it has ever appointed Susan Clement Ingun as pro tem chairperson of its Ngemah branch.

The party also stated that Lembat Atau was never appointed as pro tem youth chief of Ngemah branch and went even further to claim that PSB has yet to register any branch in Ngemah,

“Susan Clement, Lembat Atau and the 200 persons who allegedly quit PSB Ngemah branch with them were not and have never been PSB members.

“Susan Clement had applied to join PSB but, to this date, she has not been accepted as a member of the party.

“Likewise, Lembat Atau and the so-called 200 “PSB members” have never been accepted as members,” said PSB in a press statement released yesterday.

The party which was formerly called United Peoples’ Party (UPP) thus concluded that it was “amusing” to see Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing attending a function witnessing the quitting of 200 PSB Ngemah members.

“It is therefore very amusing to see the Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing attending a function to witness 200 “PSB members” quitting PSB when they were never PSB members in the first place.

“And if Masing wishes to verify if they were PSB members, he should ask to see evidence of membership,” said PSB.

To PSB, since the party never accepted Susan Clement and Lembat Atau and the others as members, they are naturally free to join any party they wished.

“The gathering to quit a party they never joined can only be viewed as nothing more than a publicity stunt,” said PSB.

Yesterday, about 200 members gathered at a leading hotel in Sibu to tender their resignation letter as PSB members. The ceremony was witnessed by Masing.

At the function, PSB Ngemah branch members, numbering 1,037 strong, quit the party and pledged their support to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Susan Clement Ingun who claimed to be protem chairperson of the branch said they had grown disillusioned with the party which they joined in 2019. — DayakDaily