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By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, Aug 14: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Women secretary Cherishe Ng is not surprised over Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How’s resignation from Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).
Ng, who contested against See for Batu Lintang in the last State election, told DayakDaily today that See’s resignation from PSB was expected because See’s comrade, former PSB Batu Lintang deputy chief Desmond Kho, resigned months ago.
She also condemned See’s resignation from PSB as being of “no principles”.
“Not even a year into winning under the ticket of PSB, we are already seeing internal fractures and so many choosing to jump off PSB’s ship due to whatever reasons cited.
“We just passed the anti-hopping law at the Parliament stage. No doubt it is better for them to jump now before it’s passed at the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN), all so that they may retain their seats.
“This is unacceptable behaviour, and it is the type of behaviour that makes Malaysians distrust the political system,” she asserted.
Ng also said that voters are constantly being shortchanged.
However, she opined that See will remain as a State Assemblyman (ADUN) unless he resigns as there is no law currently prohibiting him from exiting his party, making it a timely action.
“We’ll see what PSB will do. They’ve signed agreements with the party stating the YB would resign from their “ADUNship” should they jump.
“So, if anything, PSB ought to enforce that agreement with See,” she added.
During the 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12) in December last year, See beat his closest opponent, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang chairman Sih Hua Tong, by a slim majority of 93 votes.
Other candidates contesting for the seat were Ng, Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan, and Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party’s (Aspirasi) Leong Shaow Tung.
Meanwhile, Ng observed that some of See’s PRN12 election banners, the wooden sticks, have not been removed from certain Batu Lintang areas which are dangerous to pedestrians. — DayakDaily