SIBU: Former Deputy Treasurer of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Sri Aditajaya Alwi and former head of PKR Sibu branch Abdul Raafidin Majidi confirmed yesterday that they have joined Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).
Speaking here yesterday afternoon at a press conference in the PSB branch in Bawang Assan, Aditajaya said that after deep consideration and prayers, he finally provided guidance on how to pave a new path in his political life.
“I have decided to join a local Sarawak party, PSB, as a way of continuing to serve the people of Sarawak and to uphold and fight the return of Sarawak’s rights.
“This decision was made after considering various factors, points of view and discussions with PSB President Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and my own supporters in Tanjung Manis,” he said.
Aditajaya, who is also the former president of the Sarawak Bumiputera Contractors Association, was convinced that PSB would always fight for the rights of all Sarawakians and bring development to Sarawak.
He announced that his community service center will continue to serve all voters in the Tanjung Manis, Kuala Rajang, and Semop parliamentary constituency.
‘This is my dedication to the people and proof that I really care in the Tanjong Manis parliamentary constituency.
“My fight with PSB will be joined by more than 6,000 people, including former members of various GPS component parties.
“I am also pleased to announce that several former leaders of Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) who have lost faith in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leadership are joining PSB.”
He added that he has complete confidence in Wong’s leadership and is confident that he could lead the PSB to form the next state government in the next state election.
Aditajaya added that PSB has other leaders such as Baru Bian, See Chee How, Masir Kujat, Dr. Johincal Rayong Nyipa, Datuk Tiong Thai King he respects and admires.
“PSB is a multiracial party and we will continue to fight for a harmonious society under Wong’s leadership.
However, it does not mean that PSB is neglecting the rights of the Bumiputera. I pledge to continue to defend the rights of the Bumiputera, especially the Malaysian Melanau community. I also want to express my commitment to strengthen the support of the people, especially the Malay Melanau community, towards the struggle of PSB. “
Aditajaya pledged to visit all 29 seats contested by PSB in the upcoming 12th state elections, which have a Melanau majority in Malaysia, to campaign for the party.
I have been chosen by the president to listen to the voices of the Malay Melanau in all seats. The seats include N8 Satok and N82 Bukit Sari. “