Merger for sake of unity

  • Nation
  • Monday, 13 Feb 2006

SIBU: The proposed merger between the two Dayak-based parties – Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) – is to bring unity to their rural constituencies, PRS president Datuk Seri Dr James Jemut Masing said. 

He said the move would also help unite the parties' multi-racial supporters and Barisan National voters in those areas. 

“We have the Ibans, Bidayuhs, Chinese, Malays, the Orang Ulu and others. So we also want to unite everybody,” Dr Masing said here on Saturday night. 

“We essentially want to bring together all those who share our aspirations and struggle,” he added.  

He gave an assurance that the merger would take place although it would take time and a lot of planning, negotiations and consultations. 

He also said the merger would decisively stop the bickering among leaders and their supporters in rural areas. 

This would be for the good of the Dayak community and the Barisan , he said.  

“We are a new generation of leaders and politicians. We are educated enough to be able to solve our problems,” he added. – Bernama  

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