RM20-mln price tag on each PBK candidate

Voon Lee Shan

KUCHING: Candidates of Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) who will contest in the next state election are prohibited from jumping to another party or become Independents in the next state election and beyond.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said all candidates have a price tag of RM20 million each, with he himself tagged for RM50 million by the party as compensation should they be guilty of the afore-mentioned offences.

“We had a meeting and have made an agreement on this. The first batch signed the agreement on March 29, while the second batch had signed earlier this month in Sibu.

“More candidates are coming in and they will sign the agreement as well, but due to Covid-19, they cannot sign them yet.

“PBK is fighting the coming 12th state election alone and is strategising to contest all 82 seats. There are only a few seats that the party needs to fill at the moment,” he told New Sarawak Tribune today.

He pointed out that the party has no link with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and any political party from Malaya, timber tycoons or plantation companies in its struggles.

“We are not working with any other political party at the moment because of differences in ideology,” he said.

He added that allegations about PBK being sponsored to split the Chinese, Dayak and certain Muslim votes to ensure victories for certain political parties or candidates were not true.

“This is malicious and a vicious tactic by certain quarters who try to destroy us. In the past two years, the party has grown from strength to strength and it is expected there are people who want to run our party and its leaders down,” he said.

The party, he said, has a good team with lawyers, engineers, scientists, scholars and businesspeople standing under the party ticket.