Sarawak PKR liaison chief Baru Bian admitted the party poor performance in recent state poll was partly blamed on the party leadership.

“We realise there are a lot of factors contributed to the party poor performance – intimidation, threats, gangsterism, money politics and others,” he said to more than 500 party supporters at a ‘ngiling bidai’ dinner in Bintulu on Saturday.

However, according to Bian, bulk of the blame for the lacklustre poll results must be shouldered by the party leadership.

“We have always look outside that we forgot about our own weaknesses,” he said and told party leaders to beef up their machinery in anticipation of the looming parliamentary election.