KUCHING: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen does not think the people should write off Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) of Perikatan Nasional despite it winning only two seats in the Malacca election.
He felt the party which was once a PH component had gained some traction among the people to keep it going.
“Given this result, I think Bersatu will continue to fight with the United Malay National Organisation (Umno). Competition is always good,” he told New Sarawak Tribune after attending the Tai Poo Community Association Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman Division’s 101 years anniversary dinner at a restaurant here on Sunday night (Nov 21).
Chong, who is also Stampin MP, said now there were three political party coalitions – PH, Perikatan Nasional(PN) and Barisan Nasional (BN) that were fighting for their power base.
“So, with these groups fighting for their power base, I think it provides more check and balance in our country.
“Even after the next election, I expect that there will still be no one party that can dominate despite what happened in Malacca (state polls),” he said.
On Saturday (Nov 20), BN won a landslide victory in the Malacca poll winning 21 out of 28 seats. PH won five seats and PN won two seats.
Also present were Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, association adviser Chung Miang Poh, and its honorary chairman Lam Lee Onn, and chairwoman Lo Siew Fung.