SIBU: Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) is applying to join the Barisan as it sees better future in a bigger group.
Speaking at a press conference, its newly elected president, Munan Laja said the Supreme Council members of the party had unanimously agreed at its annual general meeting on joining BN.
“We have passed a resolution at our AGM that the way forward for us is to apply to join BN as we feel that it is not enough being just BN friendly. SWP is a small party. We are like a small boat sailing in the sea,” he added.
He said members would send their application to the state BN in about one to two months’ time.
Asked whether BN would accept them, he said: “We are very positive about this. I hope BN will be happy when a lot of people want to join them,” he added.
The party, which has a membership of 30,000 statewide, would be launching a campaign to register more members if it was accepted into BN.
On its former president, Larry Sng, Munan said: “He is still a member but he is not holding any post in the party.”
Larry quit as president of the party weeks before the last state elections.
Meanwhile, a new supreme council members was formed at the AGM, which took place prior to the press conference.
The new line up are Munan (president), Engga Unchat (deputy president), Nancy Nais, Robert Jingga and Dickson George (vice president), Colin Balla (secretary general), David Hii Chin Loung (deputy secretary general), Ng Wee Chung (treasurer general), Eng Siow Fun (deputy treasurer general) and David Munan (information chief).