Baru feels vindicated with Dr M’s new-found support

Baru had led two other Sarawak PKR MPs to leave the party. – FMT picture.

By Emma Victoria

SELANGAU Member of Parliament Baru Bian is happy that those who had been calling for the Prime Minister to resign is now supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“This vindication proves our stand has been correct all along.

“Those who have been observing us would know that our team’s stand has been very consistent during the past 21 months and shall remain so, that Tun (Mahathir) continues as PM until the 15th General Election (GE15),” he said.

He is confident that Dr Mahathir can lead the country and realize his Shared-Prosperity vision as he brings the nation together in reconciliation and healing.

“I am still committed to ensure Sarawak will continue to realise its rights and no longer be denied the development and prosperity it deserves.

I wish to reaffirm that our struggle remains intact. Our track record of fighting for the poor and marginalised is clear,” he said in a statement.

Baru Bian, who quit PKR together Saratok MP Ali Biju and Willie Mongin (Puncak Borneo) added they will continue to act wisely and humbly, always in the interest of the people and the nation.

He called on the supporters to give them a bit of time, and to remain patient and calm and pray together and work for a peaceful solution to this political impasse.

“I understand Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has advised the same, for the rakyat to be patient as a resolution is being formulated,” he said.

He also apologised to the supporters for the silence amidst the political turmoil, as he was away in Bario to fulfil a prior arranged engagement during the past two days.