At the Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2015 Festival in Trusan, near Lawas, the Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem openly invited Parti Keadilan Rakyat Sarawak state chairman and Ba’ Kelalan State Assemblyman Baru Bian to join the Barisan Nasional government, reported the Borneo Post.
The full text of Sarawak PKR's press statement in response to Sarawak CM Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem openly inviting YB Baru Bian to join BN:
A United Sarawak for A Just Malaysia
Let us together form a new Sarawak Alliance
We welcome the spirit in the name of Sarawak’s progress by the Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem inviting Ba’kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat Sarawak Chairman to join BN.
We must thank the Sarawak Chief Minister for his expressed honest affirmation and recognition of our state chairman’s work as a leader and an elected representative for the people.
We would also like to invite the Chief Minister to look beyond Sarawak’s short term progress and work towards a better future of Sarawak in order to safeguard and advance Sarawak’s dignity as an equal partner in Malaysia, and for the betterment of all Malaysians.
The Chief Minister should bolster his leadership for not only all the Sarawak state assemblypersons but assert his leadership to inspire the entire 25 Sarawak BN MPs to examine the main cause of our dwindling political and economic sovereignty and potential real equal progress for all Sarawakians.
His mandate should include calling all the 25 Sarawak BN MPs to be one Sarawakian Voice by leaving BN for the betterment of Sarawak and the Malaysian Federation.
Such a new political pact of Sarawak Alliance to ensure that our state rights and all development would be equitable and fulfil our true aspirations in Malaysia will surely be supported by PKR and all Sarawakians.
If we are true patriots and love both Sarawak and Malaysia then this is the only true path for us to take.
‘Sarawak Bersatu, Malaysia Saksama’
Parti KEADILAN Rakyat Sarawak
31 May 2015