Larry Sng quits as Sarawak PKR chief. Party membership still in question

PKR Julau MP Larry Sng (The Star Pic)

By John Isaac

JULAU MP, Larry Sng has resigned as the Sarawak PKR chief, putting to rest rumours over the last two days.

The resignation was confirmed by Bandar Kuching PKR chief, Dominique Ng who said the matter was official.

“I am not speaking on behalf of PKR Sarawak, but am just confirming certain matter. Larry Sng has resigned as the state chief. This has been confirmed by the party,” he said.

However, he did not reveal reasons behind the resignation. Larry’s resignation was also later confirmed by PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang or Tian Chua

It was reported yesterday that the ruling Perikatan Nasional federal government was allegedly engineering defections from opposition MPs, supposedly including one from East Malaysia following the greenlight for the Dewan Rakyat to convene.

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the move was to weaken the opposition, including lawmakers from his own party.

Earlier this week, the King had said that Parliament could convene despite the country being under Emergency. Prior to the Emergency proclamation, PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was said to have lost majority support in the Dewan Rakyat after several Umno MPs withdrew their backing for him.

Apart from Larry, another senior PKR lawmaker from West Malaysia is also expected to announce his resignation from the party soon.