Sarawak PKR objects to DAP giving up allocated seats to PSB

Datuk Larry Sng

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, July 27: If Sarawak DAP “privately” makes arrangement to give up their allocated seats to PSB, Sarawak PKR will intervene by sending in its candidates despite prior agreement.

Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Larry Sng stressed that all component parties within Pakatan Harapan (PH) should honour the agreement reached with regards to seat allocation.

“Keadilan (PKR) will not honour such side agreements if they were to materialize. If our allies choose not to contest, it is important that the matter be raised at the Sarawak PH state level for other PH parties to contest in their absence.

“I am raising this matter because it has come to my attention that our allies have privately conceded five to six seats to Party Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), including the seat of Bawang Assan.

“If this is true, Keadilan is ready to contest Bawang Assan if DAP abandons their commitment to the people in that area,” Sng asserted in a statement uploaded to his social media page today.

Sng who is also Julau MP revealed that unless PSB is part of the coalition and abide by the rules of the coalition, Sarawak PH shall not under any circumstances accord them the same level of cooperation as their allies.

“Presently it is not known where they stand on important issues and it is my understanding that they do not wish to be part of PH Sarawak. As such the issue of cooperation with them shall not arise,” Sng highlighted.

On seat allocation negotiations between PH component parties for the upcoming Sarawak state election, Sng revealed discussions have been smooth and PH is close to reaching an agreement amongst all parties.

“The allocation of seats is based on the understanding that those parties that are given those seats, shall honour and contest in those areas.

“It will betray the trust of the coalition and our supporters, should individual parties decide not to contest to make way for other parties outside of PH.”

As the chairman of Sarawak PKR, Sng asserted he stood by PH allies, namely DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

“This level of trust and cooperation exists based on mutual understanding and common principles that have been forged over the years. It is also these very principles which have defined our coalition, which gave confidence to the Malaysian people for us to win in the last general election,” Sng pointed out. — DayakDaily