Malaya opposition party lies to local leader. Surprise. Surprise.

Posted on April 5, 2011


SNAP knows all about PKR.

Many Dayak leaders – who initially joined PKR and then left after the Malaya-based party appointed a Malayan to be the leader of PKR Sarawak – also know all about PKR.

And now PKR’s first and only ADUN or elected member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly, also knows all about PKR.

The deputy president of Malaya-based PKR may have delivered the lies to their only elected representative in Sarawak but he was but a mere messenger of the party’s act of betrayal.

However, what the Malaya-based opposition party failed to take into account was how the former Padungan YB would react to being made to look like a complete fool.

If Malaya-based PKR expected the former Padungan YB to stay down and lick his wounds, they were bitterly mistaken.

In fact, after the former Padungan YB removed the proverbial dagger from his back, he called a press conference to announce he’s quitting the party and on Nomination Day tomorrow he will announce where he will be standing in the 10th Sarawak State Election.

So what can we learn from all this?

PKR can lie to SNAP.

PKR can lie to the Dayak leaders.

PKR can even lie to its first and only Sarawak YB in its history.

But don’t ever let PKR lie to you!…Especially not in this year’s election that is so important for Sarawak.

How BERNAMA reported the drama today:

Dominique Ng Quits PKR, To Stand As Independent

KUCHING, April 5 (Bernama) — A day after being dropped, disgruntled Padungan incumbent Dominique Ng Kim Ho Tuesday announced that he was quitting Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and will be contesting as an Independent candidate in the April 16 Sarawak state election.

He made the announcement at news conference held at his service centre here.

However, Ng chose not to reveal which seat he will be contesting and only hinted that it could be Padungan or Batu Lintang.

“I have made my decision (on which area to contest). Just wait till tomorrow (nomination day),” he said when contacted about it by Bernama later.

He added that he had earlier today informed PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim via the short messaging system (SMS) that he had quit the party and had yet to receive a response from Anwar.

Nomination for the three urban Chinese seats of Padungan, Batu Lintang and Pending in Kuching will be held at the Kuching South City Council’s premises.

— Bernama

And how BERNAMA reported yesterday’s drama (as found on online news portal MySinchew):

PKR drops Dominique Ng from list of candidates

2011-04-04 17:47

KUCHING, April 4 (Bernama) — Dominique Ng, the only Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate who won in the 2006 state election, was dropped from the party’s list of candidates in the election this time.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali said the party planned to field him as a candidate for a Parliamentary seat in the next general election.

Azmin, who said this at a press conference to announce the list of candidates for the party in the 10th state election, hoped that Ng, who was the State Assemblyman for Padungan, could compromise on the matter following the swapping of seats between PKR and the DAP in the election this time.

The DAP has been given the Padungan seat which was won by Ng, who beat the incumbent from the Barisan Nasional (BN), Lily Yong Lee Lee, by a 1,417-vote majority in the 2006 state election.

In return, the DAP handed over the Batu Lintang seat which was won by its candidate Voon Lee Shan, to the PKR.

Both Chinese-majority seats are located in Kuching city and before the 2006 state election it was held by Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sarawak (SUPP), a BN component party.

Azmin claimed that several discussions had been held with Ng, including discussions between the former State Assemblyman and party advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“He (Ng) is an important leader for Sarawak PKR. There are plans to field him as a Parliamentary candidate in the coming general election.

“Datuk Seri Anwar has proposed that he be given a bigger role. He can become an effective Member of Parliament. However, it is still at the initial stage,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ng told Bernama that he was “very dissapointed” with the party decision, which “not only affected me, (but) the whole team behind me is affected.”

Ng said his supporters were shocked and dissapointed by the announcement.

He said: “I have printed my election posters and other paraphenalia, costing me RM14,000 because initially they said the DAP won’t be contesting (the seat).”

“It was Pakatan’s arrangement, all incumbents (are) retained. That is why I go and print my posters. But I do not know what is happening now.

“The leadership had made their decision, and I don’t know what is the next move. I haven’t decided, we will wait for nomination day,” he said.

Last Thursday, Ng was shocked by the PKR decision to swap his seat with the DAP’s and felt that his loyalty to the party had been repaid instead with betrayal and treachery by the current Sarawak PKR leadership.

Ng, who was the DAP candidate for the Padungan seat in the 1996 state election, joined PKR in 1999 and was appointed as the party’s Sarawak deputy secretary.

However, later that year he quit the party on the eve of nomination day of the November 1999 General Election when Chong Chieng Jen was nominated by PKR to contest the Bandar Kuching parliamentary seat.

Ng then stood as an independent candidate and lost to Barisan Nasional’s Song Swee Guan who won with a 8,389-majority.

MySinchew 2011.04.04

Posted in: PKR, Sarawak Politics