Sri Aman MP says he is no “frog”, plans to step down in five years’ time

Datuk Masir Kujat

KUCHING, July 2: Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) Member of Parliament (MP) for Sri Aman, Datuk Masir Kujat, today denied rumours that he would be joining Parti Keadilan Rakyat PKR).

The former Deputy Home Affairs Minister said there was no reason for him to do so. Furthermore, he planned to step down in five years’ time as he would be 69-years-old by then.

“I have been representing Sri Aman for 15 years. Enough for me. Let the younger people take over,” he told DayakDaily today.

Masir said he would let the party decide who should take over from him.

“Up until now, I have no successor. I will leave it to the party to decide. I can’t pinpoint anyone. There are a lot of professionals in Sri Aman.

“For those who are interested, let them come and join me. They can start early. Don’t only come and join us when it is close to election time. We have to start early,” he reasoned.

Masir was adamant he had no intention to join PKR.

“That is not true. People are making up fake news. It never crossed my mind that I should jump ship.

“I am not a frog with no principle. I will stick to my party and retire gracefully,” said Masir.

Masir thanked the Sarawak government for giving development funds of RM7 million per annum to all Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs so that they could continue to bring development to the people.

“With the same allocation as we received before, we can provide minor projects for people in our areas,” said Masir. — DayakDaily