PSB to contest where it can win

Wong (centre) during the lion-awakening ritual at Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple in Carpenter Street yesterday. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has yet to finalise the seats it will contest in the coming 11th state election.

But its president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh is looking beyond just Chinese majority seats.

He said PSB is ready to contest seats in both the rural and urban areas depending on how good its winning chances are.

“We are still evaluating. We feel that there are many areas where we have high probability of winning,” he told reporters when met after a lion-awakening ritual at Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple in Carpenter Street yesterday. 

Wong said the party is also in the midst of evaluating the winnability of its candidates.

“We have quite a number of them (candidates with potential to win). We will make the announcement once we have fully assessed them.

“Our candidates include university professors, doctors, government pensioners, government officials and community leaders. We have a lot of talents and are spoilt for choice,” he said. 

When asked if PSB was looking to work with other political parties for the state election, Wong replied with an emphatic ‘no’.

He said PSB is comfortable being an independent party. 

Asked if PSB will be contesting in the traditional seats of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Wong said, “We are an independent political party and not affiliated to any parties, be it Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) or Pakatan Harapan (PH). We are independent so we can contest in any seats.”

Wong (centre) during the lion-awakening ritual at Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple in Carpenter Street yesterday. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni