PETALING JAYA: Julau MP Larry Sng, a close ally of PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim, has denied talk that he and his father Chee Hua are now backing new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Larry told FMT a viral message that stated he and his father would quit PKR to support Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional was “fake”.
The message claims the elder Sng has been in secret talks with Barisan Nasional since the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government last Monday.
According to the message, Sng is negotiating to secure a senior Cabinet position for his son in the new administration.
But, it adds, the only hindrance is that there are no multi-racial parties in Perikatan Nasional which Larry, a supreme council member of PKR, could apply to join.
His option would be to join as an associate PPBM member, like Segamat MP Santhara Kumar.
“It (viral message) is fictional. My stand is that I will toe the party line. I am with PKR. Whatever the party says I will follow,” Larry told FMT.
He said he spoke to his father earlier this morning and there was no indication that his father had brokered any talks with BN to join the new coalition.
However, an MP in Muhyiddin’s circle told FMT talks were being brokered through various channels, including the Barisan Nasional, for the duo’s support.
Currently, there are only two Chinese MPs in Muhyiddin’s new coalition. It is understood that the coalition is looking for a few Chinese MPs to be possibly appointed to the Cabinet to give it a multiracial outlook.
Larry, 41, has been in four political parties – Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) and PKR – and stood as an independent twice.
SWP was founded by Sng in 2012 after Larry was booted out of PRS.