Sunday, July 4, 2010

SNAP to fight SPDP in grudge match

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By Roselind Jarrow in fmt

KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) is all out to play havoc against Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) in the coming state election for the trouble it has caused to the party.

“Yes, SNAP is all out against SPDP in the seven seats that were ours before the split,” said Stanley Jugol, SNAP secretary-general.

Jugol was asked to confirm SNAP president Edwin Dundang’s statement that the party intends to take back the seats from SPDP.

“Because of SPDP we lost everything and our party was deregistered in November 2002. We applied for a stay of execution against the decision of the Registrar of Societies.

“Now that the party is being given another lease of life, we must fight SPDP all out in Ba’Kelalan, Marudi, Meluan, Pakan, Tasik Biru, Krian and Batu Danau,” Jugol said.

The party is also concentrating on parliamentary seats that were once held by SNAP such as Baram, Bintulu, Saratok and Mas Gading.

Dundang has indicated that he would contest in the Marudi seat as the party has strong grassroots support.

“Marudi has a long history with SNAP,” he had said.

Meanwhile, Marudi incumbent Sylvester Enteri has welcomed any challenge from his former party.

“It is up to Dundang to contest against me. I accept the challenge,” said Enteri, who is Assistant Water Supply Minister.

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