KUCHING, Nov 13: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the 40,000 Sarawakians working in Johor may join Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and continue to support Barisan Nasional (BN) from there.
He said these Sarawakians may not be able to return to Sarawak to vote during election time.
“When they become PDP members in Johor and register as voters, they can give support to BN in any state (in Peninsular Malaysia) where PDP has branches,” Uggah told the media after the launch of PDP’s new name and logo held at a hotel here last night.
Uggah was representing Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in officiating at the launch.
He said for Sarawak, PDP will continue to play the role of a faithful member party in the state BN.
“We now have a new leader in the state BN who has taken steps to help build a brighter future for Sarawak by turning the state into a developed one by 2030.
“Here, we call upon all BN component parties including PDP to work together to develop Sarawak as well as to win more seats for BN,” said Uggah.
He said there is no issue for a Sarawak-based party to go over to Peninsular Malaysia as the party was only accommodating Sarawakians who are working and living there. — DayakDaily