KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) will go solo in the upcoming state election, contesting in all urban and semi-urban seats, confirms its president Voon Lee Shan.
“After taking into consideration the current political situations, Parti Bumi Kenyalang has decided to contest all urban and semi urban seats throughout the state in the coming 12th Sarawak Election.
“We have decided to contest all urban and semi urban seats without any collaboration with any local and Malayan political parties,” he said in a statement today.
Voon said the decision was reached after the party along with other like-minded opposition parties could not reach a compromise to work together in the upcoming state polls.
“We had tried to work out a formula with others, but since no common ground has been agreed or was found, Parti Bumi Kenyalang upon insistence of party supporters will go alone,” he said.
He added PBK was in a position where it had no urban and semi urban seats to contest as it was taken up by other parties before any common ground was agreed.
Voon lamented the politics of Malaya where issues of royalty, race and religion (3Rs) have plagued the nation and by association, Sarawak.
“Caused by practising the 3Rs policies, Malaysia had found herself been left very far behind by Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. These countries at one time were struggling in their economies too.
“Parti Bumi Kenyalang will demand equal partnership, equal opportunities and equal status with Malaya if the party holds power.
“The party shall demand the return of all marine wealth, territories and territorial waters besides the return of oil and gas resources back,” he said.
Voon said as for rural seats, the party’s potential candidates had been very active on the ground in the past months despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are confident we will create many upsets in rural seats,” he said.