On Saturday 4th February 2006 the undisputed shortest Supreme Council meeting of any political party attended by 32 SC members happened. The meeting for 10th PRS SC meeting started at 2.04pm and finished at 2.29pm( now termed the 25 minutes meeting before the PRS Crisis) The SC meeting was held also just after Chinese New Year.
What was in the agenda..? Better still what was discussed
- Opening address
- Confirmation of Minutes
- MERGER OF PARTI RAKYAT SARAWAK AND SARAWAK PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
- 9th State election.
Item on Merger and this was said,”James assured the Council that he would not leave the Supreme Council,and asked all members of the Council to support him with regards to the merger of Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic party(SPDP),to which the council fully endorsed their agreement.
The Council unanimously agree that a Merger Committee would be established with the Deputy Presidents of both parties being the head of the said Merger Committee.
Today 27th February 2010 PRS SC council would meet the new Merger committee Road Map Chairman of SPDP Paulus Gumbang and PRS Wilfred Nissom. The Chairman of the Merger committee of both parties are SPDP Peter Nyarok and PRS Billy Abit Joo. Has this been sanctioned by SPDP.??
28th February 2010( sunday) will be SPDP’s turn for the SC. Surely they will be discussing the 5 + 3 SPDP Separatists who has taken their own individual initiative to fast forward the merger plans. What will happen is anyones guess..?
Why the 25 minutes meeting? It was because hidden hands were involved into speculating that there were two factions within PRS slugging it out but in actual fact there was none. It was all due to certain personalities who was not given a fair share of the bargain and today we see this happening in SPDP. Are the people who hyped it all up still around? They certainly are and if we are to retract back it will be like writing a Whole PRS Crisis indetails book. ( tasty and juicy bits included)
So now its another Pre-Emptive move by the SPDP Separatists as put forward by the Hidden Chess players behind James Masing. What was ” THEN “can happen again and even before PRS met the Press eventhough it was a THE 25 minutes meeting this was agreed upon.
‘At the Press Conference to be held after the 10th Supreme Council meeting.YB Dato Sri James Masing and Cr. Ernest Chua,being the Deputy Publicity chief ,would inform the press that there were never any in-fighting within the party,and allnews as produced in the papers were mere speculations.(Still PRS went into a crisis with the sacking on 25th May 2006 of the 6 Appointed Members.There was no turning back from then on and the crisis resolved just after GE in March 2009 )
Will SPDP be able to remain intact? Its the month of February and from what is happening now the SPDP Separatists have only one mind to park or join PRS but using the merger as an excuse.
They will use the reasons of Stanley Ajang and Gabrile Adit being accepted into SPDP and why not them joining PRS? It will of course make sense as the 5 YBs will still be members of Barisan National and the PM has given them the assurance eventhough the CM has told them to cool it. Its all a delicate situation and Mawan has already invited them back home but still the 5 YBs and 3 SC separatists are still defiant and looking at PRS to park themselves.
It has been 4 years on and this “Merger” plan is still being used by SPDP/PRS members who sees it as an opportunity to camouflage the crisis which they might or may face in the weeks to come.
Plain and Simple:-It must be noted by all concerned that PRS Constitution states in Article XX that the Party shall not be dissolved/merged except by a) resolution passed by the TDC attended by not less than three-fifths of the delegates eligible to attend u nder the provisions of Article VII Clause 1(a) of this constitution. The notice of dissolution/merger shall be submitted to the Registrar of Societies Malaysia within 14 days from the date of dissolution/merger.
Will the merger happened quickly..?? PRS TDC is in May and SPDP had theirs just barely a month ago. Whats the next bests action? EGM and bent the rules and go around the whole process to make it materialise. This The oppostion parties will surely use against the State BN as it faces the rakyat for a new mandate.
CM is absoltuely right when he told the group of Separatists to COOL IT and now itas Crystal clear why he is saying it. Afterall Taib would not be able to be Chief Minister for 28 years without knowing what happens next. Taib also knows his law very well and he has used it to good effect in all his years of political goverance.
Its a tough call for those involved in this BN infighting and at bests it needs o be solved in the mosts amicable and logical way. The Brains needs to work overtime and those HIDDEN CHESS PLAYERS who sees personal agendas as their FOOLS GOLD needs to step aside. This is bigger than them now as the internet age has given many in the political fields an added advantage if they know how to make full use of the technology available.
February its your turn again………….