SIBU: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), which fielded its sole candidate in the election and lost, has thanked voters for their support.
In the election, the party’s candidate, Wong Chin King (pic), polled only 392 votes against Wong Ling Biu of DAP, who had 16,327 votes to retain the seat.
The other candidate, Huang Tiong Sii of SUPP, amassed 13,757 votes.
PBK secretary-general Yu Chin Lik in a press statement yesterday congratulated Pakatan Harapan for winning the election and subsequently forming the new government.
“Congratulations to Pakatan for achieving its aim of taking over Putrajaya.
“Under Barisan Nasional, Sarawak’s status was downgraded to one of the 13 states,” he said.
Yu, however, wanted Pakatan to fulfil its promises as laid out in their election manifesto, especially for Sarawak.
This included an increase of oil royalty from 5% to 20%, a rebate of 50% tax collected and the return of the state’s rights as provided under Malaysia Agreement 1963.
“PBK has many times proposed for the formation of a special committee, which is to be made up of political parties and non-governmental organisations, to manage the smooth return of the rights of the state and those that belong to Sabah,” he added.
Yu wanted the new Federal Government under Pakatan to take immediate action and return the rights of the two states.