Monday, June 20, 2011

SNAP rules out merger with DAP



Posted on June 18, 2011, Saturday
SIBU: SNAP has ruled out any possibility of a merger with DAP, putting to rest weeks of speculations on the proposed (merger) plan.
“Merger is totally out of the question because it is not workable. What we are looking forward to is the cooperation between SNAP and DAP,” its vice-president Johnny Wong Sie Lee said when contacted yesterday.
With this disclosure, the second round of the so-called proposed negotiation may not see the light of day.
Talks on the proposed merger were rife last month following the idea mooted by DAP national adviser, Lim Kit Siang.
Even state DAP chairman Richard Wong Ho Leng admitted that the much awaited negotiation did take place, but fell short of revealing what had transpired.
Wong was among the three members from SNAP who negotiated with the DAP.
The vice-president made it clear that there were still ways for both parties to work together despite the fallout (in the merger plan).
“I see no reason why we can’t work together if we are sincere and genuine to fight for a common goal,” he said.
He, however, said that for cooperation to take place, more ground works needed to be done.
He insisted that there must be utmost sincerity to work together or else things would fall out as soon as they started.
He revealed that in their coming TGA, they would study ways on how they can cooperate for a win-win situation.
Wong added: “It has to be a two-way traffic and both sides must work hard towards making it work.”
Initially, the idea was mooted, aimed at strengthening DAP’s presence in the rural areas.
Wong figured that with some eight years in the doldrums, SNAP could no longer fight a lonely battle.
Prior to the state election, SNAP ruffled the feathers of its partners in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) by jumping to announce its own candidates.
More surprises followed later, widening the rift in PR as SNAP and PKR crossed swords in numerous constituencies.
sbw-bp170511-pb-snap-p
Johnny Wong Sie LeeSIBU: SNAP has ruled out any possibility of a merger with DAP, putting to rest weeks of speculations on the proposed (merger) plan.
“Merger is totally out of the question because it is not workable. What we are looking forward to is the cooperation between SNAP and DAP,” its vice-president Johnny Wong Sie Lee said when contacted yesterday.
With this disclosure, the second round of the so-called proposed negotiation may not see the light of day.
Talks on the proposed merger were rife last month following the idea mooted by DAP national adviser, Lim Kit Siang.
Even state DAP chairman Richard Wong Ho Leng admitted that the much awaited negotiation did take place, but fell short of revealing what had transpired.
Wong was among the three members from SNAP who negotiated with the DAP.
The vice-president made it clear that there were still ways for both parties to work together despite the fallout (in the merger plan).
“I see no reason why we can’t work together if we are sincere and genuine in fighting for a common goal,” he said.
He, however, said that for cooperation to take place, more ground works needed to be done. He insisted that there must be utmost sincerity to work together or else things would fall out as soon as they started. He revealed that in their coming TGA, they would study ways on how they can cooperate for a win-win situation.
Wong added: “It has to be a two-way traffic and both sides must work hard towards making it work.”
Initially, the idea was mooted, aimed at strengthening DAP’s presence in the rural areas.
Wong figured that with some eight years in the doldrums, SNAP could no longer fight a lonely battle.
Prior to the state election, SNAP ruffled the feathers of its PR partners (PR) by jumping to announce its own candidates.
More surprises followed later, widening the rift in PR as SNAP and PKR crossed swords in numerous constituencies.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment