KUCHING: The message is loud and clear.
There will be no compromise on the Puncak Borneo parliamentary seat which is a Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) seat, an assemblyman from the party asserted on Tuesday (Feb 8).
Mambong assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said this was the principle adhered to by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) members.
“Because it (Puncak Borneo) is a PBB seat and it will always be a PBB seat, there will be no compromise on that,” he said when asked if GPS candidates should be fielded in the constituency in the 15th general election (GE 15).
Added Dr Jerip, who is the Assistant Minister of Transport I: “As far as GPS is concerned, it is a GPS seat.”
To a question if the incumbent should give way to a PBB candidate, he declined to comment.
“I have no comment. All I can say is that Puncak Borneo is a PBB seat.”
Earlier, Dr Jerip was present to witness the handover of the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project site for Mambong state constituency at Kampung Petag Multipurpose Hall, Padawan.
Mambong, Tarat and Serembu are the three state constituencies under the Puncak Borneo parliamentary seat.
Currently, Puncak Borneo is held by Datuk Willie Mongin of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU).
In the last general election, Willie garnered 18,865 votes to win the seat with a 4,005-vote majority under the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket against Jeannoth Sinel of Barisan Nasional (BN) and Buln Ribos of Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (ASPIRASI).
Willie, who is the Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, left PKR in February 2020 and hopped to BERSATU a month later.
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