KUCHING, Nov 17: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has refuted the prediction made by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah that the party will win zero seats in the upcoming 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12).
Its information chief Abun Sui Anyit in a statement today said the party’s fate and results in PRN12 is in the hands of voters and not Abdul Karim alone.
He added the party has done the required preparation for PRN12 and is confident it will perform better than the last election.
“We have mobilise teamwork in preparation to face the election and are waiting for the nomination and polling dates from the Election Commission (EC).
“We are not surprised by the statement made by Abdul Karim and we put our fate in the hands of voters because it is not him who can decide the destiny of a party like PKR Sarawak,” he said.
In the 11th Sarawak Election, PKR Sarawak won three seats namely, Batu Lintang, Ba Kelalan and Krian.
However, Batu Lintang incumbent See Chee How, Ba Kelalan incumbent Baru Bian and Krian incumbent Datuk Ali Biju have all left PKR Sarawak.
See and Baru left PKR Sarawak in 2020 to join Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) while Ali joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
Meanwhile, Abu Sui said Sarawak PKR has accepted the challenge from Abdul Karim with open arms and pointed out voters will decide on the fate of its candidates who are contesting during PRN12.
He added Sarawak PKR is also leaving the fate of Abdul Karim, who is the Asajaya incumbent, to voters in Asajaya to decide who they wanted them to represent in their constituency.
On this, Abun Sui recalled that former Selangor Mentri Besar Dato Sri Mohamad Khir Toyo in early 2008 said the opposition will not win any seats and after the 12th General Election, Khir Toyo himself became the opposition leader in Selangor and later resigned in 2009. — DayakDaily