KUCHING: Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How says the chief minister and his state government have their finger prints all over on the latest twist in the migration of 11 elected representatives to Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras).
He believed Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem and his cabinet colleagues were sending a message to the federal not to meddle into the affairs of the state Barisan Nasional (BN).
“It is the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues sending a message to federal not to meddle into the state BN’s affairs,” See said.
See said it has been clear that the impasse in the two BN component parties SPDP and SUPP was caused by the federal interference.
“Without his blessings, there is no way two state ministers, four assistant ministers, three BN assemblymen and a BN members of parliament would leave their BN component parties and cross over to Teras.”
See, who is also state PKR vice chairman, added that the state BN or these 10 former BN elected representatives might say that the move was to save BN in the face of troubles in SPDP and SUPP but he believed there was more to it.
“This is a move to reshuffle the cards in the state BN, apparently in accordance with the chief minister’s plan.” See said.
See believed George Lagong is the odd one out among those who jumped into the bandwagon and probably saw it as an opportunity for him to “change his colours”.
Tan Sri William Mawan and Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh yesterday shocked Sarawak with their move to quit their respective parties to join Teras although they had hinted their intention in recent weeks.