According to the report in Malaysian Mirror, Adit has joined Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) officially this morning.The party also named him as the Sarawak head of the Penang-based party that was formed four months ago.
Lawrence Dick Sekalai was made his deputy in Sarawak. Sekalai comes from an influential family and was a strong supporter of the deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak. He retired three years ago as Bintulu’s Deputy Resident. PCM president Tang Weng Chew made the announcement this morning at a news conference. Although PCM said it is neutral, it is believed to be backed by certain BN leaders.
A promise to Sarawakian/s.... Only to His Deputy Dick Sekalai
Adit, who was also present, said he would not disappoint Sarawakians by joining the new party. "After watching PKR, I don't think they can take over Sarawak. I hope we at PCM can serve the people of Sarawak better," he said.
Adit is a four-term Ngemah state assemblyman, three of which were on the BN ticket when he was a vice-president of the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), a Dayak majority state BN component party which was de-registered after an internal leadership crisis.
He had joined PKR last year but left the party last October, claiming that he was neither pro-BN nor pro-opposition but merely "pro-issues".
A big surprise....Unlikely to me
Earlier, there were speculations that he would be forming a new party to be known as Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia but the plan fizzled out after the purported lukewarm reception to it.
Adit's detractors had also not been kind to him, highlighting his financial predicament publicly after he left PKR. But his joining PCM, a "mosquito" party in Penang, came as a big surprise.
PCM backers are still unknown although at one point, the party was linked to some disgruntled MCA members.
My wish for Gabriel Adit is REST IN PEACE!
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"