Thursday, March 26, 2015

No Pakatan Rakyat means no alternative to BN, says Baru

Posted on March 26, 2015, Thursday

KUCHING: Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian believed many Sarawakians would like to see a strong and united Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the state.

This was despite state DAP considering quitting from the pact following PAS’ decision to table hudud law in Kelantan.

“I think Sarawakians will be very unhappy (with the dissolution of Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak) because without unity in PR Sarawak, there will be no alternative to the Barisan Nasional (BN)

“As far as Sarawak PKR is concerned, we would like to preserve that unity,” he told a press conference at state PKR headquarters here yesterday.

Baru, who is also Ba Kelalan assemblyman and a lawyer, said this when was asked to comment on state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s recent statement that he (Chong) could see no other option but the breakup of PR Sarawak following the tabling of the hudud law by PAS.

“In light of the ‘back-stabbing’ by PAS in the tabling of the hudud Bill in Kelantan, it is now either PAS or DAP in Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak.

“Given the said betrayal, DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat,” said Chong, who is also Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman.

It is understood that the state DAP leadership would announce its decision whether to leave PR Sarawak this Friday.

Baru said considering that the state DAP would only decide on the matter on Friday, he would wait until then before responding accordingly.

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