The smiles which has been appearing on Larry Sngs supporters in Pelagus must have more or less been extinguished by not only the PRS Pelagus members but also the whole PRS machinery. Last weekend Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Pelagus division has come out strong by insisting that Pelagus constituency needs a new elected representative from within the party. Not a day goes by without someone mentioning the drama of Pelagus Seat.
Today,even before he goes on an official trip to Mongolia the PRS President gave a strong statement which has appeared in a local daily. He said,”we are firm on this issue .We will not allow anyone from outside the party to represent PRS in Pelagus,least of all a direct BN candidate as we have more than enough qualified people to represent us there.”
We will field only a PRS-sanctioned candidate for Pelagus.Currently the party has identified at least two or perhaps more potential candidates for the seat.”stressed Masing. Masing went on to say that Sng’s current political predicament was no longer PRS’s problem.
A political source said,”Fair enough but questions why Masing had to say this,”It is only right that Pelagus which is an Iban majority seat be represented by an Iban from PRS.?” Will this not open up a can of worms and it might just land on his lap..?
He should have just concentrated on making the seat as a PRS quota in the BN consensus agreement but not touching the racial aspects. He needs not be reminded,does he on how and who lobbied for Senior Sng in the good old days.?He continued,”Don’t be too Obsessed that the real issue of the party’s seat is losts through missing the target.”
Junior Sng remains a favourite with CM Taib and only when the lists is announced after the BN coalition has vetted the candidates will we all know whether Sng will still be in Pelagus or be moved to avoid further controvesies before or after the elections.