Wednesday, December 8

Sarawak PKR has many leaders who can replace Sng as state chief, says youth wing


Larry Sng

KUCHING (Mar 2): The Sarawak Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s youth wing, is confident that the party has leaders who can take over as the new state chief after Julau MP Larry Sng quit last week.

Although the youth wing was disappointed with Sng for his decision to exit the party and pledge his support for Perikatan Nasional (PN), its leader, Saifunnizam Sam, said Sng’s move would not affect the party’s leadership in the state.

“AMK is confident that Sng’s resignation as state MPN chairman would not affect party leadership at the state level, seeing the prominence of many other MPN members who if given the chance and support can lead the party in Sarawak,” he said, referring to the party’s state leadership council.

“AMK is also confident that all parties, be it at state level or branch level, will contnue to focus on the agenda of serving the ‘rakyat’ and the various other party work in the field in preparation for the state elections,” he said.

Saifunnizam said the youth wing’s leadership council had met yesterday over Sng’s and Tebrau MP Steven Choong’s resignation and several decisions were made.

He said the AMK held that all in the party should focus on regaining the people’s trust following the political crisis in the counctry.

“AMK Sarawak is confident that Malaysians will use their power to determine the fate of betrayers in the coming election.

“AMK Sarawak also wishes to remind all PKR and Pakatan Harapan peoples’ representatives elected in the past elections to continue to do right by the original principles and continue to preserve voters’ trust without bending to the continuous threats made by PN for their political agenda,” Saifunnizam said.

After quitting PKR last week, Sng and Tebrau MP Steven Choong signed statutory declarations in support of the PN government.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on Facebook that he had received the statutory declarations from the two parliamentarians.

Declaring himself a government-friendly independent parliamentarian, Sng had explained that he was compelled to quit the party for the sake of his constituents who had been losing out since he is in the Opposition.