Sarawak PKR claims sab­o­tage

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

LAWAS: Sarawak PKR will lodge a re­port with the Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion over al­leged abuse of power by out­siders to de­rail its Lawas branch polls yes­ter­day.

Sarawak PKR chair­man Baru Bian said the branch’s man­age­ment was no­ti­fied at 11.30pm yes­ter­day that per­mis­sion to use the Lawas In­door Sta­dium had been with­drawn, which al­most dis­rupted the polls.

“We were told that in our ap­pli­ca­tion to the sta­dium’s man­age­ment and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, we had stated that it was for a thanks­giv­ing func­tion and not for po­lit­i­cal pur­poses,” he said.

Bian, who won the divi­sion’s top post un­op­posed, de­nied the claim, adding that all laws and by­laws were fol­lowed.

He said the in­struc­tion to with­draw the ap­proval to use the fa­cil­ity was made by a se­nior state govern­ment official.

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