SIBU: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) will be looking at all measures it can take against Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How for quitting the party.
PSB president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh said See was fully aware of the support and resources given to him by the party and its supporters.
“He is also fully aware of the commitments, both oral and written, that he had given to PSB before he was selected to be the candidate for PSB in the constituency of Batu Lintang,” he added.
This, he said, included an undertaking to compensate the party and also resign as the assemblyman if he chose to quit PSB after winning the seat as its candidate.
Wong said See was a senior lawyer and knew what he committed to in writing.
“As a matter of principle, PSB will avail itself of all necessary actions and remedies in respect of the commitments made by See,” he said, adding that PSB deeply regretted See’s actions.
State legislative assembly Speaker Tan Sri Amar Mohammad Asfia Awang Nassar yesterday said See had notified him about his resignation from PSB in a letter on Friday.
“In his letter, he said he will continue to serve the constituents in Batu Lintang and all Sarawakians as an Independent,” he said.
With See’s resignation, Asfia said the Opposition bench in the Sarawak assembly was now down to three elected members from PSB and two from DAP while Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) had 76 seats.
This was PSB’s second defection this year, after Sri Aman MP Datuk Masir Kujat left in March.
See said he would hold a press conference tomorrow on the matter.
The three-term Batu Lintang incumbent had joined PSB alongside Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian and over 20 other former PKR leaders in May 2020.
In the last Sarawak state election in December 2021, See won the Batu Lintang seat after getting 4,420 votes.