KUCHING: The decision by Julau MP Larry Sng to leave Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and pledged his support to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was lauded by a state minister.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah believed that the decision by the former State PKR chief was the right move.
“Larry is a seasoned politician having been an elected representative since 2001 and being active in politics for the last 20 years.
“He knows and he can feel the pulse of the people and whom they want to be the Prime Minister as well as which political coalition would be best for Malaysia.
“He has made a right move by supporting Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government,” he said on Sunday (Feb 28).
He was commenting on the move by two PKR MPs — Sng and Johor’s Tebrau MP Steven Choong who turned independents after quitting their party.
It was reported that the pair met with Muhyiddin on Sunday, ending weeks of rumours over their loyalty to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.
It confirmed rumours of Sng’s resignation as Sarawak PKR chairman, a position he only assumed early last year following the mass exodus from the party which included former State PKR chairman Baru Bian.
The latest development came after Sng announced that he had resigned as Sarawak PKR chief on Saturday in a video conference with fellow party leaders.
In Dec last year, the Julau MP had expressed his desire to step down as Sarawak PKR chairman but backtracked his decision after a meeting with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
His reason for stepping down was to let a Dayak leader take over the post and lead the party in the Sarawak state election.
“After much consideration, I have decided that it is in the best interest for Sarawak PKR to be led by a Dayak leader going into the Sarawak state elections,” he said on Facebook on Dec 21.