Thursday, 10 December 2009

Parti Cinta Malaysia spreads wing to Sarawak

While the people of Sabah are waiting for ex-PKR vice president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan to register his Parti Cinta Sabah, Parti Cinta Malaysia now has set its foundation in Sarawak and with immediate effect had Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit Demong in its cattle.

The following article from HERE tells the story in Sarawak.

Ngemah state assemblyperson Gabriel Adit Demong, 58, who has been partyless since withdrawing his support for PKR in October, today joined Parti Cinta Malaysia.

NONEHe was immediately named as the Sarawak head of the Penang-based party which was formed just four months ago.

The announcement was made this morning at a press conference by PCM's president Tang Weng Chew (left).

PCM claims to be neutral although it is believed to be backed by some BN leaders.

Adit, who was also present, said he will not disappoint Sarawakians by joining the new party.

"After watching PKR, I don't think they can take over Sarawak (in the next state elections. I hope we (PCM) can serve the people of Sarawak better," he said.

Adit is a four-term Ngemah state assemblyperson, three of which were on BN ticket when he was a vice-president of the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak(PBDS), a Dayak majority state BN component party which was de-registered due to internal leadership crisis.

NONEHe had joined PKR with much fanfare at the end of 2008 but left the party last October, claiming that he was neither pro-BN nor pro-opposition but merely "pro-issues".

"I look at issues as they come. If I agree with the issue I will support it and if I don't then I will not support it. That's why I brought up the issue of some people who suddenly find themselves not bumiputera. A lot of people are affected by that," he had told reporters last month.

There had been much speculation that he would be forming his own party in Sarawak

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