GPS' PRS says will submit two names for PM Anwar to consider as deputy ministers

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUCHING, Dec 7 — Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a component of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), today said it will submit the names of Sri Aman MP Datuk Seri Doris Sophia Brodie and Hulu Rajang counterpart Datuk Wilson Ugak for consideration by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as deputy ministers in the unity government.

PRS Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said the party believes that they deserve to be appointed to represent the indigenous communities of Sarawak.

“We sincerely hope that they are among those to be shortlisted by the prime minister based on merits,” Snowdan said in a statement.

He said Doris, though the first timer, won the Sri Aman parliamentary seat by a convincing majority of 4039 votes when she garnered 14,131 votes against her nearest rival in a four-cornered contest.

“We sincerely hope that they are among those to be shortlisted by the prime minister based on merits,” Snowdan said in a statement.

He said she was also the deputy president of the Upper House.

He said Doris is also a political secretary to the Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg.

He said Ugak is a three-term MMP, a PRS vice-president and has been a party loyalist.

“We sincerely hope that they are among those to be shortlisted by the prime minister based on merits,” Snowdan said in a statement.He garnered a very strong grassroots support, with a convincing majority of 7505 votes in the Hulu Rajang parliamentary seat in the recent GE15.

In the last general election, PRS won five out of the six seats it contested and was able to wrest back three lost seats of Selangau, Lubok Antu and Sri Aman.

“We sincerely hope that they are among those to be shortlisted by the prime minister based on merits,” Snowdan said in a statement.

We sincerely hope that the PM will give due consideration and serious thoughts on rural-based parties like ours in order to present their voices in a truly unity government,” Snowdan, who is also the state deputy minister of youth, creative industry and performing arts, said.