KUCHING: Partyless Datuk William Nyallau a former Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) supreme council member says he joined Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) because it is truly a multi-racial party.
PSB, he said, could unite over 30 races in Sarawak under one roof as long as the leadership is made up of locals.
He also said he agreed with PSB continuing to support Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the fight to restore Sarawak’s rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) as well as the fight for the devolution of power from the federal to the Sarawak government.
“I am committed in fighting for the rights of the people in Batang Ai through PSB. I am always ready to be the voice of the people of various races in Batang Ai,” said Nyallau, who is a former Lubok Antu MP.
He said this in his speech delivered at the launch of PSB Batang Ai division at Munggu Jabang community hall in Lubok Antu on Wednesday.
PSB will launch its Engkilili division this Sunday (March 17) at the Johnichal Rayong community hall in Skrang Resettlement Scheme.
Nyallau was booted out of PRS on the eve of the nomination day for the May 9, 2018 parliamentary election for alleged undermining of PRS’ strength and unity.
The sacking disqualified him from contesting using the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket in Lubok Antu. He announced his move to join PSB after meeting PSB leaders at Sarawak Club here on March 7.
The Wednesday launching was attended by over 200 of Nyallau’s supporters including community leaders such as Penghulu Michael Denin, Kapitan Tay Choo Meng, Councillor Geruga, and Edwin Raoh the former deputy Youth chairman of PRS Batang Ai.