Perak crisis no bearing on Sarawak

Dr Arnold Puyok

KUCHING: The political upheaval in Perak may not have any significant impact on Sarawak’s political landscape.

“The impact from the Perak crisis can only be seen depending on how it will influence national politics after this.

“At this moment, I do not think it will have any effect on Sarawak,” political analyst and deputy dean of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Dr Arnold Puyok, told New Sarawak Tribune when asked for his thoughts.

He also opined that the Perak political impasse would not have any bearing on Bersatu Sarawak.

“Bersatu is a small player in Sarawak so I do not think what happens in Perak will affect Bersatu’s presence in Sarawak.

“It is an internal Perak politics and issue with the Menteri Besar leadership.”

Today, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu failed to obtain the majority support of state assemblymen in the motion of vote of confidence on the Menteri Besar during the Perak DUN sitting.

He received the votes of support from 10 assemblymen, while 48 others voted against him, while one abstained.

The motion was moved by Pengkalan Baru assemblyman Datuk Abd Manap Hashim of Barisan Nasional.

The Perak State Assembly comprises 25 Umno assemblymen, DAP (16), Bersatu (five), Amanah (five), PKR (three), Pas (three), and one each from Gerakan and Independent.