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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Dec 24: Sri Aman MP Datuk Masir Kujat has denied rumours that he is one of the two Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) elected representatives planning to cross over to Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Masir admitted that rumours of two PRS lawmakers planning to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), a component party of PH, had been making their rounds for some time now.
“People make up a lot of stories, but this (that he will be leaving PRS for PKR) is not true at all,” he told DayakDaily today.
Masir said when he announced his retirement after the completion of this current term, he meant leaving politics for good and not to jump ship to another party.
“If I ever join PH, it will be on one condition, and that is all GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak)(elected representatives) join PH,” he said.
Rumours have been rife that Masir and another PRS elected representative would be leaving for PKR under a plot crafted by a seasoned politician, who is also a former lawmaker. Masir is said to be on the radar screen as he has been close to this particular politician.
Shortly after the May 9 general election, rumours started flying that Masir would be joining PKR. Amidst these rumours, Masir said he would retire from politics for good after his current term ends.
The reasons he gave were that he had represented Sri Aman for 15 years already and at the age of 69, he should give way to a younger leader. Thereafter, the rumours subsided, but it has regained momentum in recent times, again with that ex-lawmaker in the background. — DayakDaily