1.If they want to be as they are like their present situation, then let it be…give them time to probably find a way to reconcile. I think that is not completely impossible.“I think SPDP has much to lose and without five of its elected representatives the party is not in a good position.
2.Taib Mahmud yesterday shot down the idea of a new party to accommodate the five elected representatives who were sacked from SPDP recently for gross insubordination.
“I don’t think that (formation of a new party) is a good idea because there will be many hurdles for them to overcome.“They have to get the consensus of all Barisan Nasional (BN) parties to enable them to be accepted as a member of BN … so it is quite a big hurdle’
WELL READ THE ABOVE TWO STATEMENTS AND DIGRESS…
There were many frantic phone calls and sms received by grassroots supporters and many were unhappy with CMs statement. But remember he has to balance his ship or the whole crew will start fighting and the ship will be veared off course.
SPDP “thinking caps” are already put in place and basically SPDP has the upper hand. The constitution is above all and CM Taib does follow the RULE OF LAW and its up to the sacked SPDP5 to interpret. CM is a trained lawyer and he has helmed the political ladder in Sarawak for a good 30 years.
Does the SPDP5 know their roles and their constitutional laws..?
I might be wrong but I remember rightly during the height of the PRS crisis the then Chief Political secretary of CM who is now Assistant Minister Karim Hamzah said,”We follow the constitutional law in politics but we go around it sometimes to suit the political climate.”
We can quote to you as the DSG Paul Igai said,”we got the upperhand and ArticleX111 No. 5. states Any decision of the Supreme Council on the sacking shall be final and shall not be appealed from and questioned in any Tribunal or Court of Law.”
CM Taib knows this and he knows by the next elections if these YBs are not back in their respective parties SPDP they will lose their seats and will not be renominated. Clear examples being former YB Larry Sng,YB Gabriel Adit,YB Stanley Ajang,YB Jawah Gerah,YB Jimmy Donald.
Did Larry get renominated by PRS…??
In article XIX of the constitution if i may:-
1.Any person who has resigned,being expelled or whose membership has been cancelled for any reason whatsoever,may apply to be re-admitted as a member of the party after a lapse of two (2 years) after his resignation,expulsion or cancellation of his membership unless the Supreme Council determine otherwise which the decision of the Supreme Council is FINAL
CM Taib has been advised and he knows time is a healer eventhough the scar might remain.