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Ex PRS division leader Beginda to join PKR - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Why did Beginda Minda resign from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS)?


From his explanation, it seems to be a noble act on his part.

“I think it’s better for me to resign in order to ‘protect’ my president from getting into further trouble,” he told Malaysiakini.

Beginda quit the party on Wednesday after the party issued him a show-cause letter as to why he should not be sacked for indiscipline.

taib mahmud alfred jabu pbb prs 011108Last Saturday, the former Balleh PRS division publicity chief lambasted Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and his deputy Alfred Jabu for incompetent management of the state.

Appearing on Mkini tv’s ‘Uncensored’ talk show, he also called on the duo to step down gracefully before they are forced out of office.

Soon after this, PRS president Dr James Masing was hauled up by the chief minister for an explanation.

Taib had reportedly said at a State BN meeting later that he felt like he was being stabbed right in the heart while he was sleeping. The remarks, it has been said, was directed at Masing.

Beginda said he resigned because he didn't want to put Masing who is also state land development minister into trouble.

Sent to party's sec-gen

He did not elaborate, but this is understood to mean that because of his close relationship with the person he often referred to as 'my president' had put Masing in an awkward position among his BN colleagues, especially from PBB.

beginda minda prs 011108 03Beginda said he sent in his resignation letter to the party's secretary-general Wilfred Nissom, giving the reason that the party had deviated from its original objective of looking after Dayak interests in the state.

He said he had not decided which party to join but indicated that a lot of young and educated people were joining Parti Keadilan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and that this would be an option for him too.

Beginda also scoffed at rumours that a former senior PRS leader and corporate leader Sng Chee Hua was behind him.

A one-time close associate of Sng, Beginda said he had not spoken to Sng for many years.

He said it was a lie for anyone to say that Sng was behind him, adding that he had voluntarily come forward to make the statement on