PDP open to merging with other parties, says Tiong

KUALA LUMPUR: The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) is open to merging with other parties following its merger with Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) recently.

PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said PDP’s openness is for the well-being of the country, especially Sarawak.

"For PDP, our door is always open, we can always look at it and welcome everybody. Most importantly, at the end of the day we must be one team to work towards saving the nation, especially the state (Sarawak),” said the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister after attending the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) Hari Raya Open House, here on Monday (April 22).

On April 7, Julau MP Datuk Larry Sng expressed the hope that PDP and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) would merge one day since both parties have historical links and it will strengthen the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and the Dayak cause.

Tiong further said anybody could suggest anything but it’s up to the individual party to decide regarding the suggestion made by Larry.

On April 6, Tiong announced that Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh and two senior leaders of the now-dissolved Parti PSB have taken up top positions in PDP.

Tiong said the appointment of Wong, the former PSB president and Bawang Assan assemblyman, as well as his deputy Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa and secretary-general, Baru Bian as PDP vice-presidents were being finalised at the party’s supreme council meeting.- Bernama

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