Wong: Opposition leader in DUN to be decided in due course

Wong (seated centre) flanked by Baru (left) and See (right) during a media conference at the party’s headquarters here today.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 30: The opposition leader in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) will be decided in due course after discussion between opposition party leaders.

Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh said it is still too early to elect an opposition leader in DUN, adding that he will discuss the matter with Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen before a decision is to be announced.

To note, PSB has six seats in DUN currently following the admission of Ba’kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian and Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How who officially joined PSB today.

At the same time, DAP Sarawak also has six seats in DUN with both parties classified as opposition in the August House.


“We can work things out when the time comes.

“We can discuss (with DAP),” Wong told reporters when asked during a media conference at PSB’s headquarters here today.

The media conference was held to unveil Baru and See as new party members of PSB.

Wong stressed PSB’s priority is to prepare for the upcoming state election and to win as many seats to have a chance to form the next state government.

Earlier on, Wong said PSB had held a series of discussions with Baru and See over the past few months focusing primarily on the way forward for their political journey which is to bring changes to Sarawak and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Sarawakians.

Wong gathered that Baru and See’s vision match the aspiration of the party which is to make Sarawak a truly multi-racial society in which Sarawakians are given equal opportunities to live and grow.

At the same time, members of PSB from other parts of Sarawak and around the world also send congratulatory messages to Baru on his inclusion into PSB through Microsoft Zoom, a video conferencing software during a short session during the media conference.

Norina (right) sending her congratulatory message to Baru during a video conferencing session.

Meanwhile, one of the members who sent her congratulatory message, Norina Utok, an Iban from Simanggang and based in Oman currently is touted to be one of the candidates for PSB in the upcoming state election.

Her name was briefly mentioned by a party member as a potential candidate for PSB in one of the constituencies for the upcoming state election which is due to be held next year. -DayakDaily