It does seem that its the season for political parties to go through a “tumultuous” time in their history. UMNO went through it very much earlier and became UMNO Baru, DAP is going through with the call by ROS to have a Fresh CEC Polls.
In Sarawak PBDS and SNAP had theirs and were deregistered. SPDP pulled through with their divisions holding firm and are rebuilding. PRS is on solid ground after half of its rebellious members were sacked and removed from SC. Subsequently mosts of them decided to be in a new party SWP where all their MP candidates were all defeated in GE13.SUPP is waiting for ROS to give them an answer and the once mighty SUPP is now left with only 1 MP and 6 State assemblyman (aggrieved group who found flaws in the election process)
In the meantime the speculations were that 5 new political parties have been approved by the ROS with the impending State elections heavily slotted in to be held sometime end of 2014. Sources close to the CM said that the dates being thrown in between May and September 2014 at the latest.
The main reason is that GE14 Sarawak will also go to polls together. It does remain a political speculation however the PM’s “close aides “are seriously leaning their weight towards a united GE14.
Besides the obvious it does seem that CM’s close advisors are asking for a fresh “mandate” so that all the detractors will be put to the “backburner as CM Taib will have a new 5 year term. PBB remains the backbone of the state BN and it will be foolhardy to challenge the forces within the party as one will be annihilated and swept down the rivers of Sarawak to the open sea and be in the abyss. (Many have tried that in PBB and paid the consequences)
PBB will remain united to ensure that President Taib and his deputy remains for another 3 year term after the Triennial PBB Convention.
We will hear the shouts from all delegates from the corridors at BCCK SARAWAK and it will reverberate and send a Thunderous response to ALL at the closing of the convention with
HIDUP TAIB! HIDUP TAIB! HIDUP TAIB!
HIDUP JABU! HIDUP JABU! HIDUP JABU!
and HIDUP PBB! HIDUP PBB! HIDUP PBB!
Sarawak were hit hard with 16 losses to the opposition in the State elections in 2011. The shockwaves have also reached the BN counterparts in Sabah. They too also faced a testing time as the state was rocked with 12 loses out of 60 to DAP,PKR,STAR and the local parties are facing daunting tasks ahead. GE14 the opposition would have made more serious inroads and it is for this reason that the BN parties are looking at reengineering and the changing of guards. This could be for selfish reason or fighting for power and gains but the sad fact is that “there must be changes to remain relevant” even it means changing the top leaders.
This we echoed to the Sarawak SUPP leaders and there must be radical changes and from the conversations we had with our Sabah correspondents they agreed wholeheartedly. The changing of guard is necessary when the “veteran or old guards’ are beaten or losts miserably. This case does not refer to PBB Sarawak as the party won 35 out of 35 it contested and also clean swept the opposition in their parliamentary seats.
PBS,UPKO,PBRS have had their fair share of problems and they have gone through that phase. LDP is now in serious turmoil but it does remain to be seen whether and who is behind the troubles within and who is pushing the ‘button” for a “FULL EXPLOSION.”
Will this be the Beginning of an END?
The full indepth story can be seen below as we extract from an internet portal
Sabah’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Liew Vui Keong went on a sacking spree today in a bid to retain his post in the party’s coming election.
Liew announced the dismissal of 23 of the party’s 35 supreme council members who have aligned themselves to a group who have demanded that the president’s post be open to contest.
A June 9 supreme council meeting had passed a resolution of a “no contest” for the party president and deputy president’s post.
Liew’s removal of the hierarchy of the party sets the stage for a protracted legal battle for control of the Barisan Nasional coalition senior partner.
The party’s ‘presidential council’ which convened at its regional office in Sandakan, endorsed the removal of four division leaders namely Tsang Hieng Yee (Gum Gum chairman), Fam Tze Sin (Kapayan), Sean Tay Yee Chieh (Kapayan) and Lee Chin An (Tanjung Kapor).
The four were removed for failing to attend the last three supreme council meetings without permission or an explanation for their absence.
Also on the chopping block was Deputy President and chairman of Api Api division Senator Chin Su Phin who has been removed from his positions in the party for indiscipline.
The presidential council also endorsed the removal of Lim Ming Hoo, Chin Su Ying, Peter Chong Su Leong, Peter Chang Yun Hin, Chiang Butt Shan @ Chan Bhat Sing, Pak Chee Eng, Pak Fui Fah, Edward Wong Kon Fah, Margaret Chong Mui Ling and Chen Wui En for their recent conduct and behaviour which rendered them unfit to be members of the supreme council.
Also removed from their positions were Tanjung Rapart division members Mu Kok Leong and Robert Cheong. Michael Tsang, a member of Gum Gum Division was also removed.
LDP deputy secretary-general Ho Jia Lit, treasurer-general Fong Keng Sin, deputy treasurer-general Albert Ngan Yun Kiang, chief publicity officer Albert Kok Yuk Ken and organising secretary Yong Wui Chung whom Liew had appointed in 2006 have all also been stripped of their powers.
The letters of termination sent to all were backdated to Aug 30 and stated the grounds of their dismissal. They were said to have failed or refused or neglected to carry out the instructions of the supreme council and by reasons of their recent conduct they have brought the party into disrepute and contempt.
Michael Tham En Fui (deputy secretary general) , Karamunting assemblyman Charles O Pang (treasurer general), Yap Man Kun (chief publicity officer) and Lee Hing Huat @ Michael (organizing secretary) were appointed to fill the vacant positions.
The new presidential council has agreed to allow the president to fill the vacancies of those supreme council members whose positions have either been removed or suspended within the shortest possible time. Ultra vires
Meanwhile the dissenting group took out a notice in all major newspapers today demanding that the Liew call for supreme council meeting on 6 September 2013 at the party headquarters in Kota Kinabalu.
The new secretary general Loretta Padua Jr informed the presidential council he had in fact received a letter from Chin Su Phin that if the Executive Office fails to issue notice for the said meeting by 4pm today (31 August 2013), they would publish the Notice of Advertisement.
He said although the deadline had not expired, the dissenters had gone on to take out a notice of advertisement.
He said the presidential council ruled that the Notice of Advertisement had no force of law and was ultra vires against the spirit of the party’s constitution.
The presidential council affirmed and endorsed the decision made by the supreme council in their 25th Meeting on 9 June 2013 that the top two positions in the coming party election – namely President and Deputy President – remained uncontested to preserve unity amongst members.
Earlier this week, Liew sacked secretary general Teo Chee Kang when he announced plans to contest for the party’s presidency.
His move prompted 27 of the 25 supreme council members to demand a meeting of the supreme council.
Padua said that they rejected the call by the mutineers for the supreme council to meet on Sept 6.
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