“Baru Bian can claim and shout aloud but the one that holds the trump card and makes the decision is still DAP. PKR is asking for Miri, and Stampin seats. Just ask DAP whether they agree?"
SIBU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) is unfazed by claims from the opposition pact that all their three parties are now seeing eye-to-eye.
State BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi said yesterday they were not concerned whether or not Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was more organised in facing BN this impending general election.
“No matter what they claim to be, the reality is that they can never come to terms and we all know that. And we are not concerned whether they are more organised for we will fight them, even in more organised strategy than we’d ever been.
“Come election the voters will tell who they want to lead this country,” Dr Rundi, who is Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications), told The Borneo Post when contacted.
State PKR chief Baru Bian was reported to have told a press conference in Kuching on Thursday that the issue of the so-called overlapping seats was never a main concern of the three parties; namely PKR, DAP and PAS.
Baru was also reported to have said that they had reached an understanding that their main target was BN, adding that they had made a stand that they would accept and support whoever the candidate was.
PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, meanwhile, said it was wishful thinking on Baru’s part as the statement did not come from Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen or Sibu MP Wong Ho Leng, who led DAP.
“Baru Bian can claim and shout aloud but the one that holds the trump card and makes the decision is still DAP. PKR is asking for Miri, and Stampin seats. Just ask DAP whether they agree?
“So, Baru need not have to ‘syok sendiri’ thinking they have a united opposition in Sarawak when facing BN in the next general election,” said Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development.
He asked Baru if “a chauvinist party like DAP” could accept PKR and PAS as partners or leaders.
“In fact, it was already proven in Penang, where PKR DCM Mansor had not been given any prominent say in administrating the state.
“Baru can keep on dreaming,” Karim said.