PKR will fight for native rights

Larry Sng

KUCHING: Newly minted Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak chief Larry Sng assured supporters that the party will pick up where it left off.

He said, the priority for him now was to ensure the party’s culture remained as it was before the defection of its former leaders.

“We will still fight for NCR land issues, native rights, anti-corruption, environmental issues, etc. That is our core business.

“We will not compromise our principles and move away from our supporters who trust and fought for the party throughout the last 20 years,” he said in a Facebook posting yesterday.

Sng who was elected to the state leadership council (MPN) chairman post on March 8, succeeding Selangau MP Baru Bian, did not mince his words in describing party defectors as ‘traitors’.

Baru, along with Saratok MP Ali Biju and Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin — core leaders in PKR Sarawak left the party during the recent political upheaval.

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How, a close ally to Baru and Ali, is also reported to seek new pastures.

Sng said leaders come and go and expressed confidence that there is now even more room for new leaders to grow.

He also announced the inclusion of former Baram MP Harrison Ngau to the Sarawak PKR ranks.

“We are also inviting like-minded Dayak, Malay and Chinese leaders who are ready to serve their country through PKR,” he said.