Nothing to hope for in DAP, says Sarawak PRS youth leader

Parti Rakyat Sarawak youth chief Snowdan Lawan says Sarawakians are withdrawing their support for DAP.

KUCHING: The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) youth chief has said that there is nothing for people in the state to hope for in DAP.

Snowdan Lawan described the current support for DAP among the Dayaks as “lukewarm” after several Dayak leaders resigned in recent weeks.

The Balai Ringin assemblyman also claimed that the Chinese community in Sri Aman and Serian appeared to have lost hope in DAP and were withdrawing their support.

DAP Serian branch chief Edward Luwak quit last month, saying he had lost confidence in the party’s leadership.

This was followed by the resignation of Bunuk branch deputy chief Sanjan Daik, who said he had been slated to contest the Mambong constituency in the upcoming state election, but claimed that most people there had lost faith in the party.

Lawan said while Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders were involved in the state’s development, DAP leaders seemed to be busy “politicking”.

PRS is a member of Sarawak’s ruling GPS.

He said it was clear that these former DAP leaders were “embarrassed” with the party after it failed to fulfil its election promise of returning 20% oil royalty and 50% tax revenue to the state.

Lawan said GPS’ door was always open to those who leave DAP and PKR.

“DAP is a peninsula-based party,” he said, adding that it was better for those who leave to join Sarawak-based parties.

“This way, they can assist the people through the government’s machinery,” he said.

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