Family roots in Sri Aman not forgotten, says potential PRS GE15 candidate

Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 26: Though not born in Sri Aman, Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie said she has never forgotten her roots there as it is where her father was born and raised.

Doris, who is Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women chief and potential Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for Sri Aman in the coming 15th General Election (GE15), said her roots remain in Sri Aman.


Her father had left Sri Aman in his twenties to earn a living in the city.

“But we never left our roots. We always visit, twice a year, and go back to our longhouse.

“In fact, our longhouse (household unit) is being looked after by my cousin who became the ‘ketua bilik’. My roots is still in Sri Aman,” she told DayakDaily when contacted.

Doris, who is also a political secretary to the Sarawak Premier, said if she were to be chosen by the Premier to stand in Sri Aman, she would be “coming back” to serve the people, like a child sent overseas returning matured and wiser with greater knowledge and experience to contribute to their hometown.

She believed that her birthplace should not be a reason to stop her from taking care of the people in Sri Aman, which was also the wish of late PRS president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing.

No matter the journey ahead, she said, she would not rest on her laurels to return Sri Aman, a traditional seat contested by PRS, to the GPS fold.

“If I’m given the chance to be the candidate in Sri Aman, I will not rest on my laurels because politics is very fluid,” she said.

Doris is the only PRS nominated candidate officially announced by PRS among its six allocated seats namely Julau, Sri Aman, Lubok Antu, Hulu Rajang, Kanowit and Selangau. — DayakDaily