Meeting time: Masing (right) and Housing and Urban Development Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg arriving at the State Legislative Assembly building for the morning session Wednesday.

By Rintos Mail

KUCHING: PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Masing believes his party has been proven right in its decision to kick out former Pelagus assemblyman Larry Sng.

He said that though Sng claimed he was loyal to the Barisan Nasional, his recent public appearance in Kapit with newly-elected Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong (Independent) showed where Sng really stood.

He said that PRS knew what it was doing when it expelled Sng, a former Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, from the party for insubordination about three years ago.

“Bear in mind that Sng had declared himself as a Barisan man, yet two months after the state election, he associates with people who opposed Barisan.
“What does this mean? We must remember that politics is all by association,” he said.

“You may not agree with a person, but when you still asso-ciate with the person, the public may think you are in agreement.

“If you say you are against him but sit with him in a coffeeshop all the time, you may be perceived to be in association with him,” he said.

Masing, who is Land Development Minister, said he found Sng and Lagong to be close and friendly with each other.

It was up to the other Barisan component parties and leaders to decide on what to do with Sng for associating with Lagong, he added.

“As far I am concerned, I have stated my case,” he said.

In the election, Lagong defeated Stanley Nyitar from PRS to win the Pelagus seat with a majority of 2,837 votes.

Credit to: The Star

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