Sarawak PKR leader’s resignation sparks anger towards DAP


Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – April 22, 2016: The resignation of a senior Sarawak PKR leader for having grown weary of DAP’s antics had caused unrest among party supporters.

Many of them commented in social media that PKR has truly become a “DAP stooge”.

Boniface Willy Tumek, who was Sarawak PKR vice-chairman resigned from all party posts yesterday after the party failed to secure a nomination for him in the Tasik Biru constituency for the upcoming state election.

According to Boniface, instead of nominating him, PKR gave way to DAP candidate Henry Harry Jinep.

He insisted that PKR has more supporters in the constituency than DAP.

This was not the first instance where PKR side-lined Boniface in order to give way to DAP.

The party had previously failed to secure a nomination for him to contest in the 13th General Election in 2013 after the Mas Gading parliamentary seat which he was supposed to contest was given to DAP.

Boniface likened PKR to “a young and small schoolboy trying his best to stay safe in a very hostile environment” when negotiating with DAP.

Those who agreed with him echoed his views on the matter as they accused DAP of being “big headed”.

There was even an illustration of the situation, depicting a man wearing a DAP superhero suit giving another in a PKR one a flying kick while being laughed at by a man in a BN-inspired jacket which had went viral in Facebook.

“Pakatan Harapan is actually a front to cover up the failures of Pakatan Rakyat and now Sarawak voters especially PKR supporters have come to realise that DAP is trying to destroy PKR in Sarawak,” wrote Pak Saok.

“This is why I hate politics,” wrote Jeffrison Dinging, “They kill each other before they go to war.”

“His (Boniface) analogy of likening PKR to a young schoolboy in a hostile environment is apt,” wrote Lynn Cheang adding that DAP had indeed bullied PKR.

“Regardless of the fact that candidates like Boni have been working on the grounds way before SE 2011 (Sarawak Election 2011).

“Regardless of the fact that DAP were offered to contest these rural seats for SE 2011 but they refused as they only wanted to contest the winnable urban seats.

“The ugly chinaman is showing his true colour. May god have mercy on Sarawak,” she added.

“Dear Dayaks, do not give any single vote to DAP or we will once again be governed by another race,” wrote Bai Gagap.

“It’s as if they haven’t had enough of conning the ‘rakyat’ (people) they even conned their own partners,” was the sarcastic response from Katibas Vive.



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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at [email protected]