KUCHING: The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is ready for the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14) with a woman candidate likely to be nominated from the party.
Its president, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. James Jemut Masing said that they have a woman candidate in mind.
“If they are new faces, somebody has to be dropped,” said Masing in an interview after chairing a press conference at Riverside Majestic, yesterday.
In another interview, the Women Wing chief of PRS Dato Sri Doris Brodie said that PRS should have at least one woman candidate for GE14 parliamentary position.
“If you look at the composition of PRS in terms of voters throughout all six candidates in the state election, voters turning out are mostly women.
“I feel like it is high time for a woman candidate as we are lacking women representation as Member of Parliament (MP).
“If there is no capable woman candidate within the party, then we can get it from outside. There are many talented, capable and professional Dayak women out there that can be chosen to be a candidate,” said Doris.
She also disclosed that Masing is supportive of the idea on having a woman candidate to represent PRS. If not, PRS would be a men-centric party and that will not reflect the Dayak community well..
If Doris herself were offered the position, she said she would turn it away as she has been serving as a full-fledged senator and also as the deputy senate president for two terms (six years).