Monday, December 29, 2008

3,000 apply to join PKR By Peter Boon

3,000 apply to join PKR By Peter Boon
SIBU: Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit Demong received 3,000 new membership application forms to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) here yesterday.
NEW MEMBERS: Goh (right) hands over the membership application forms to Adit (second left) while Munan (second right) looks on at the launch of pro tem committees of PKR sub branches in the Dudong constituency.
Handing the application forms to Adit was Peter Goh, former deputy chairman of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Nangka division.
Goh joined PKR together with former chairman of PRS Pelawan division Steven Kalai, Bukit Assek division chairman Tuba Aga, and Bawang Assan division chairman Bajai Serang.
Speaking at the launching of PKR protem committees of sub-branches in the Dudong constituency, Adit said that support for PKR throughout Sarawak was growing as people wanted change.
The sub-branches are Aik Dee, Naman, Pak, Menyan, Dudong, Salim, Lada and Usaha Jaya.
Meanwhile, met after the launch, Jimmy Donald, former MP for Sri Aman, said that he expected at least 20,000 former PRS members to join PKR.
Jimmy also said they were joining PKR because they wanted a change.
Asked about his presence here, he said he was in Sibu to render support to Goh.
To a question, he relied: “I will join PKR shortly,” but did not give a specific time frame for such a move.
Earlier, Goh, who was also the organising chairman for the event said: “Today, we announce we join PKR with 3,000 members.”
According to Goh, Dudong constituency has about 24,000 voters comprising 50 per cent Chinese, 45 per cent Iban and five per cent Malay.
Besides giving weight to the on-going membership recruitment drive, he said they would be drawing up programmes and activities to further strengthen the party.
More than 400 PKR supporters attended the function.
Among those present at the function were PKR Sarawak deputy chairman Wan Zainal, vice-chairman Nicholas Bawin, former MP for Lubok Antu Jawah Gerang and Munan Laja.

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