KUCHING: Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted the rumours that Datuk Anyi Ngau is quitting the party, due to disagreement with the party’s decision to form the government with Perikatan Nasional (PN).
Its party president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said many could not get a hold of the Baram Member of Parliament (MP) as the latter had lost his mobile phone.
“I was also looking for him and was not able to contact him,” he said when met by the media at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) complex on Today (Nov 24).
Tiong said later he learnt that Anyi lost his mobile phone and did not replace a new one immediately as he was exhausted after the 15th general election, especially when the voting process in his area was delayed.
“The weather in Baram was so bad even after the election, and he lost his handphone there. He did not get a new one even when he returned to Kuching as he just wanted to rest,” he said.
“Anyi was under tremendous pressure then, people had scolded and cursed him due to the floods, where voters had to wade their way through the floods to cast their votes thus posing some challenges and inconveniences,” he explained.
“So, he wanted to rest his mind and relax. That is why he was late to show up for a day or two,” he said.
There were rumours suggesting Anyi was leaving PDP due to his disagreement with the party’s decision to form the government with PN.
Tiong said he was aware that there were numerous rumours claiming Anyi had ‘chickened out’ after the election.
On the new federal government, Tiong, who is also the Bintulu MP, reiterated that it should be people-centric and not based on religious extremist or racial sentiments.
“We will abide by what has been advised and decided by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah,” he said.