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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Party awaits greenlight

KUCHING:Proponents of new party said to have submitted application to ROS.

Reliable sources told that a new political party from Sarawak submitted its application to the Registrar of Societies (ROS) at its headquarters in Putrajaya yesterday.

However, one of them said no details were yet known about the new political entity.

Another source said that the formation of the new party called Sarawak Workers’ Party (SWP) had been planned all this while to accommodate politicians such as Youth Advisor in the Chief Minister’s Department Larry Sng who has been without a party since he was sacked from PRS three years ago.

Following his sacking from PRS in a bitter leadership tussle in 2007, Sng was not re-nominated to defend his Pelagus state seat in the last state election.

Speculations are also rife that the new party might be linked to ‘SPDP Five’, a group of dissenting SPDP elected representatives facing disciplinary action for their absence from the party’s supreme council meeting in the last two years.

Members of the group are the party’s senior vice-president and Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Peter Nansian, vice-president and Marudi assemblyman Sylvester Entrie, vice-president and Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe and two supreme council members — Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang.

In a worst case scenario, they may be expelled from the party.

The source added that the new party would have 33 supreme council members made up of 22 Dayaks and 11 Chinese.

He said among the 11 Chinese members, three were from Miri, two from Sibu and the rest from Kuching.

The party is rumoured to have a strong backing from the state Barisan Nasional (BN) and is believed to be spearheaded by a well-known politician with a ‘Datuk’ title.

Meanwhile, Larry’s father Datuk Sng Chee Hua, who has been linked to the new party, denied his involvement in the establishment of the new political party.

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