‘Those quitting PRS Tamin were not sincere supporters’

Christopher Gira Sambang

KUCHING, June 3: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy publicity chief Christopher Gira says he is not surprised by those declaring leaving the party as they have been bystanders for years.

Since these people are not real supporters, he said, to him, it was good that they chose to leave and PRS could do house-cleaning.

“Referring to an article on PRS Tamin Division members who left the party recently, it is of no surprise to us.

“For many years, these people did not support the party and many are merely bystanders.

“It is good that they left as we are doing housekeeping on those who are not loyal to the party, or else they will sabotage the good intention and hard work that we in PRS Tamin put in,” said Gira in a statement today.

Gira, who is Tamin assemblyman was referring to a recent news report alleging 400 PRS members from Tamin were leaving the party.

The report quoted PRS Tamin deputy chairman Augustine Amin saying the mass resignation was prompted by loss of confidence in the party’s leadership.

Angustine said PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing should resign to take responsibility for the defeat of Barisan Nasional-PRS candidates in the May 9 general election.

PRS contested in six seats during the election and lost three seats — Selangau, Lubok Antu and Julau. — DayakDaily