Three former Sarawak BN leaders, independent MP join PKR

Video screenshot shows (from second left) Entulu and Sng, and (from right) Entri and Jugah showing their application forms to join PKR at a press conference in Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. At third right is state PKR chief Baru Bian, who is also Ba'Kelalan state assemblyman.

KUCHING, May 12: Three former state Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders — a former minister and two former assistant ministers — together with a newly elected independent Member of Parliament have applied for and been accepted to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

They are former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu while the two former assistant ministers are Datuk Sylvester Entri and Larry Sng.

The newly elected independent is Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang who won a three-cornered fight against BN-Parti Rakyat Sarawak (BN-PRS) candidate Robert Alam Pasang and Pakatan Harapan-PKR candidate Nicholas Bawin.

Entulu was PRS deputy president but he was expelled along with four others a week before the polling day of the 14th general election.

He was expelled for going against the party’s decision of replacing him with a new candidate in Selangau.

Entulu’s former BN counterpart from Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Entrie was formerly Public Utilities Assistant Minister and Marudi assemblyman.

He was dropped by his party in the 2016 state election due to lack of performance.

Another former BN man Sng, at his height was the assistant minister of three portfolios. He was however, expelled in 2007 from PRS for insubordination. He later formed Sarawak Workers Party and became its president. He however, resigned from the party in 2016. Sng recently won the Julau Parliamentary seat in the 14th general election.

Sng when contacted said their applications were all accepted and it was made known in a press conference in Cheras at 5.30pm today. — DayakDaily