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PKR Kapit members defect to PRS

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has lost more Dayak members, this time in the Kapit Division.

A total of 55 PKR members decided to leave the party and sign up with Barisan Nasional (BN) component Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).

The Borneo Post reported today that the group led by Lamau Jenggut and Rimau handed over their membership applications to PRS President, Land Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing recently.

The newly-minted BN members also pledged to support the BN candidate for Hulu Rajang parliamentary constituency, as they trusted the BN leadership’s judgement on who would be able to best look after the area.

When receiving the membership applications, Tan Sri Dr Masing said their defection was a smart move.

He also called on other PKR members to send in their application forms to BN as soon as possible “in order to further strengthen the BN in the division”.

I am sure the former PKR membersĀ had come to realise that they would only be able to see development in their areas and real, positive transformation through the BN!

This latest defection does not augur well for PKR. The party already lost key Dayak members in September. Then those members had the cheek to apply to join DAP a month later! What a slap in the face for PKR.

Well, DAP will definitely be flexing its muscles even more during Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) seat negotiations. Guess there will be an ‘amicable’ decision at some stage because DAP will get what it wants at the expense of PKR.



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