Sarawak, likely to hold its State election next year, now has a new political party called Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia (PRM). It is headed by veteran politician and State assemblyman for Ngemah Gabriel Adit Demong (Pix).
Adit, 59, who joined opposition party, Parti Keadilan Rakyat last year, had won the Ngemah seat as an independent candidate in 2006.
He had previously held the seat for three terms as vice-president of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), but had remained without a party after PBDS was deregistered.
A source said PRM’s application for registration had been approved by the Registrar of Societies and is all set to be launched in Sibu on Oct 15. The party, the source said, has the backing of several Sarawak's well known politicians.
"PRM will be applying to join Barisan Nasional and is confident to be accepted into the national coalition," the source said.