FORMER Sarawak PKR chief Larry Sng will have to battle it out with the GPS to retain his Julau parliamentary seat in the next general election.
This is despite Sng, declaring himself as a Perikatan Nasional friendly Independent.
He will have to battle it out with Parti Rakyat Sarawak, which is part of the GPS alliance, as the party said it will not be stepping aside for Sng.
According to a Malaysiakini report, PRS president Tan Sri James Masing vowed to reclaim the Julau seat.
“PRS has six parliamentary seats, we will contest all six seats,” he said.
Masing also made it clear that PRS will not readmit Sng, who was with the party from 2004 until 2007.
“You fool me once, shame on you. You fool me twice, shame on me. PRS will not be tricked twice. PRS will not accept Sng and his gang,” he added.
GPS secretary-general Alexander Nanta Linggi also confirmed that PRS will contest the Julau seat.
Meanwhile, Masing hoped Bersatu will honour its pledge not to take part in the state election or field candidates in Sarawak for the next general election.
He was referring to the Saratok and Puncak Borneo parliamentary seats won by PKR’s Ali Biju and William Mongin, who later defected to Bersatu.
Sng responded saying he and his group will not contest for state seats if the Sarawak election is called.
He is also undecided on whether to stand in Julau as an independent candidate or under another party logo in the next general election.
“I will cross that bridge when I get there. Right now, my top priority is fulfilling my promises to my constituents,” he said.