Malaysiakini portal has this report http://www1.malaysiakini.com/news/86530 Still no peace,rival factions goes on roadshow. Secretary-General of Larry Sng’s faction Sidi Munan says they are going on a roadshow which will kick off with a big gathering in Sibu in central Sarawak on Aug 1. Faction leaders will be in Sibu to speak on current issues facing the party and the state.
It seems that they have refused to recognise Dr James Masing ,the state land development minister, as party president in spite of a recent letter from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) recognising him as the rightful leader. Or is it…? 22325 members and 19 Divisions with Larry and 15293 members and 9 Divisions with James needs the answers. Whats more the 4 New MP additions in PRS before the General Elections, Joseph Salang (partyless) Aaron Dagang (SPDP) Masir Kujat and William Nyalau (both PBB neutral appointees). Was Larrys membership terminated from their faction? PRS has eight state assemblypersons,six members of parliament, 37618 members and 28 legitimate Divisions registered with ROS.
Our earlier report on July 2nd had this,”According to inside sources, Larry Sng’s membership is a foregone conclusion. “The supreme council is merely to endorse the decision. As a matter of fact, a letter has been drafted and will be sent to the Chief Minister informing him that Larry is no longer a member of PRS and his post as assistant minister should be replaced by one of PRS’ State Assemblyman,” said the sources.
Isn’t this going against the administration of the Chief Minister? It is reliably learnt that CM will be keeping Larry in his administration as CM likes what he sees in Larry as he seen as one of the hardest working assemblymen and a core part of the cabinet setup.
As President of the party James says they have more pressing matters to discuss and Larrys membership was not discussed nor his Assistant Ministers’s post. We need answers and that is what one of the divisional chairmans demands? No use of talking of getting the membership files or getting ready for TDC,roadshows,State Elections? What about councillorship,political appointments,reshuffle and candidates list for the State elections? No ROS reply ,no talk and the party will lose most of its “foot soldiers” says a youth chief who attended the meeting.
The political scenario after the GE has many divisional executive members looking over their “SHOULDERS” MCA,Gerakan has lost long serving and capable leaders and members who sees that there must be “changes’ in the BN leaders mindsets. PRS would be no different and we can confirm that a long serving YB has approached Keadilan Sarawak.
- What is taking the ROS so long?
- Is a letter so difficult to draft?
- Do they need to get the AG to clarify the contents?
- Is PRS an exception as the GE shows that BN has losts to many seats?
- Is the 6 PRS MP so invaluable to BN?
- Or are we barking up the wrong tree as the faction leaders have cut a deal?
- Will we see James and Sng “embrace” and “shake” hands?
The ROS has not given a written reply to the party headquarters and the general concensus is that many in the “Law fraternity are in agreement that the ROS letter to PRS has been widely interpreted to mean in effect the party’s supreme council with Masing as president prior to the sacking of the six SC members has reverted to status quo.”
- A written letter from ROS who is the “Legal President of PRS”.
- In respect of a confirmation from the Registrar of Societies on 7th September 2006 of YB Datuk Sri James Jemut Masings violation of Article VIII(15) (b) of the constitution of PRS.
The grassroot members want to move on and they just cannot as the ROS letter is not forthcoming and this will bring more trouble to PRS who is a coalition of BN. Keadilan has made inroads and it is not a ‘serious threat” as yet but political analysts are counting and looking at 28 seats which are the “Grey” and “Black” areas.Nothing comes as a surprise anymore. Are you………?
Sarawak is embarking on a year long 45th year independance celebration from 22nd July 2008 to 16th September 2009. When the celebrations dies down the real tests will appear for the state BN. There was also talks on the ground that should PRS merged Larry will even join SUPP as it is also a platform to continue his political career.How long more will he lead the 19 Divisions is another good question?
For now many who have thought that the PRS problems are already solved with the “merger ending the crisis”will have to wake up to another nightmare soon……………..The ROS delaying tactic will not help BN Sarawak politically anymore. Times might have stood still for “some” but the voters and people have moved on….