Wong Judat : Bye bye willam mawan and tiong king sing, hello dato sng chee hua
Meluan rep’s latest move expected — Dr Rundi
Posted on September 3, 2012, Monday
Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi
KUCHING: The latest move by the Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) to appoint renegade Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat as party vice president, whose membership was anticipated to pave his way as a potential SWP candidate in the 13th general election, was expected, Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi said yesterday.
He said the state BN would fight SWP as 1BN if they stood against any BN candidates even though SWP president Larry Sng’s repeated insistence that the recently formed party had always maintained its friendliness towards BN and its components except Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).
“As long as SWP is outside BN they are opposition (despite Larry’s claims as being BN-friendly) and I believe they are out to confuse the voters,” he told Bernama here.
“I wish to reiterate here that no party shall doubt the BN spirit, understanding and sincerity in fighting the opposition in the coming polls,” he said in response to the inclusion of Wong into SWP during its supreme council meeting here yesterday, which raised the question of whether he was in the party’s list of candidates.
Wong, whose resignation from the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), is at loggerheads with Julau Member of Parliament Datuk Joseph Salang and has expressed his intention to contest in Julau if the former were to be re-nominated by BN.
Larry had also said SWP would contest against PRS in all of its six seats in the parliamentary polls.— Bernama
Meluan rep made SWP veep
by Jacob Achoi , email@example.com. Posted on September 2, 2012, Sunday
Sarawak Workers Party yet to decide whether Wong Judat will be picked for 13th General ElectionKUCHING: Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat, whose resignation from SPDP on Aug 7 has yet to be endorsed by the party’s supreme council, is now a member of the recently-formed Sarawak Workers Party (SWP).
His application to join SWP was endorsed during the party’s supreme council meeting yesterday.
In fact, SWP also appointed him as a supreme council member and one of its four vice presidents by virtue of him being an elected representative.
SWP president Larry Sng said Wong’s admission to the party was unanimously agreed to by the supreme council members.
“During our meeting today (yesterday), there was no objection to Wong’s application to join the party,” Sng told a press conference after the meeting.
Wong was not present at the meeting, but his application was among the more than 10000 approved yesterday.
Asked if Wong’s admission into the party meant he would automatically be picked to stand in the pending 13th general election, Sng said the matter was not discussed in the meeting.
‘ SWP is not a one man party’
Such matters, he explained, would only be discussed by the supreme council when Parliament is dissolved.
“SWP is not a one man party. Any decision about candidates is for the supreme council, which is the highest decision-making body in the party to decide.”
Sng made it clear that SWP had never wooed Wong to join the party, adding that the party kept an open door policy for people who believed in its cause and struggles.
Wong’s joining SWP is not a surprise because ever since SWP came into being several months ago, he had often been seen in the company of its leaders.
He is at loggerheads with Julau MP Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, and had vowed on numerous occasions to contest in Julau if Salang were to be re-nominated by BN in the pending polls.