KUCHING: Dec 27, 2008
Former five-term Lubok Antu MP Jawah Gerang has joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) together with more than 1,000 of his supporters.
Their membership applications were handed over to PKR secretary-general Datuk Salehuddin Hashim at a ceremony in Sri Aman on Christmas eve.
The ceremony was witnessed by former Sri Aman MP Jimmy Donald and Sarawak PKR vice-chairman Nicholas Bawin.
Other veteran Dayak politicians who have recently joined PKR were Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit and former Baram MP Harrison Ngau.
Jawah, who was dropped by the Barisan Nasional in the March general election, said his supporters were mostly from the now defunct Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), of which he was a former senior leader.
Former Sarawak PKR state chief Dominic Ng Kim Ho expects Donald to formally join PKR soon.
Donald is aligned to state Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Larry Sng Wei Shien, who heads one of the factions in Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).