Posted on June 27, 2011, Monday
KUCHING: The Youth wing of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) should come up with evidence to support their claims of the presence of traitors within the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
The call was made on Saturday by PBB vice president Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman, who is also Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department and Tupong assemblyman.
“We don’t want baseless accusations that can undermine the party,” he said when responding to a call made by an exco member Radin Kadri Radin Budiman on all component parties of the state Barisan Nasional to be wary of the presence of traitors in their midst.
Radin made the call last Friday when commenting on a speech made by Tarat assemblyman Roland Sagah in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) last Thursday that Sarawak would lose its autonomy if the traitors’ secret agenda were realised.
Radin even urged PBB to carry out its internal investigation to ensure that the party does not have any dubious character as its member.
“Whether these persons who collaborate with foreigners are from the opposition or PBB, the leadership has to investigate because only after they are identified can we know whether they are PBB leaders or corporate personalities, and know the full extent of their conspiracies,” said Radin.
Meanwhile, the chief political secretary to the chief minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who is also Asajaya assemblyman, denied there were traitors in PBB.
“As far as I know, there are no traitors,” he said, adding: “May be Radin (Kadri) knows better.”
Karim, also PBB supreme council member, said Radin should have identified the traitors and not simply make a sweeping statement.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing also joined the fray to rebuke Radin over his style of politics.
Masing, also Land Development Minister, said he had no worry about the traitor issue because his party had undergone a house-cleaning process some time ago to purge out people of such characters.
“BN should not tolerate ‘traitors’ in its fold. (However), we don’t have such characters in PRS at the moment. We have done our house cleaning of such characters a few years ago,” said the Baleh assemblyman.
Sagah, in his speech when debating the address of the Head of State in the DUN said it was known that there were Sarawakians who actively collaborated with foreigners in London, elsewhere and even within the state under cover with the aim to topple the BN.