Considering merger with PDP and PRS

Kuching: Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) leader Datuk Seri Tiong King Singh is open to the possibility of a merger between PDP and Parti Sarawak (PRS).

However, Tiong said it was up to PRS as anyone was free to propose a merger, stressing that PRS must make decisions based on its vision and mission.

“The door is always open for us (PDP),” he said, according to FMT.

Mr Tiong, who is also the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, explained the broader objectives of these partnerships which will be beneficial to Malaysia and Sarawak.

His comments followed a proposal by Julau state assemblyman Larry Sungu about a possible merger between PDP and PRS, which he said would strengthen the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and support the Dayak cause. He emphasized that it will move forward.

Mr Sng’s proposal comes after Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) was disbanded and its members were absorbed into the PDP.

Professor James Chin, a political analyst at the University of Tasmania, argued that the major political parties within the GPS could oppose the merger of the PDP and PRS for fear of merging Dayak representation.

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