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Sarawak PKR condemns gutter politics, urges party leaders to rise above the fray


KUCHING – Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chairman Baru Bian has led 20 branch chiefs and state leadership council (MPN) members in condemning gutter politics in any form.

In urging  party leaders and members to rise above the fray and to focus their time and effort on addressing the issues that require attention, he said those who resorted to deplorable tactics betrayed their lack of maturity, intelligence and integrity.

“Now that the government has lowered the voting age to 18, and we are trying to encourage the younger generation to take an interest in the governance of this nation, politicians need to set good examples and become worthy role models for them,” he said in a statement here tonight.

Baru, who is also Lawas branch chief, said party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should be seen to unite the party as they were the only two persons who could do that.

He said it was time to close ranks and focus on their next mission, which was to win the Sarawak State Election coming up within the next two years.

“As party members, we stand behind the president, the deputy president, the Central Leadership Council (MPP), and all duly elected leaders of Keadilan,” he said.

He said party elections were not due till 2021 and there were no challenges for any positions in the party currently.

Among those who signed the statement were PKR national vice president and Saratok branch chief Ali Biju; State Election director and Stampin branch chief See Chee How; State Leadership Council (MPN) deputy chairman and Petra Jaya branch chief Baharuddin Mokhsen; MPN vice chairman I and Puncak Borneo branch chief Willie Mongin as well as MPN vice chairman III and National Wanita vice chairperson Voon Shiak Ni.