KUCHING: The “re-registered” Sarawak National Party (SNAP) has fixed May 18 to hold its triennial general assembly and elect new leaders.
At its central executive committee (CEC) meeting chaired by president Datuk Amar James Wong Kin Min yesterday, eight new faces were nominated to fill the 24-seat CEC after the departure of several key leaders to join the new Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party.
Last Tuesday, the Court of Appeal granted permission to the party to apply for an order to quash the ROS' Nov 5 decision to revoke SNAP's registration on grounds that it had failed to resolve a leadership crisis. The assembly was supposed to be held last December.
“The assembly is required under the party constitution to regularise the party’s position,” Wong said after the meeting.
The eight new CEC members are Puan Sri Rosalind Ningkan (widow of party founder Tan Sri Stephen Kalong Ningkan), former Bintulu MP Ting Ling Kiew, Johnny Wong, Leo Jana, Frankie Bedindang, Stanley Jugol, Atong Chuat and Dayrell Walter Entri.
Some of them were among the 13 CEC members who attended yesterday’s meeting.
Ningkan has also been appointed acting Wanita chief and Entrithe acting Youth leader.
Party secretary-general Datuk Justine Jinggut said most of the 62 divisions had already held their annual general meetings, and that a committee set up yesterday would decide on a new date for the other divisions to convene their meetings.
“All the divisions, with the exception of Pakan and Krian, are functioning well,” he said. Most of the members in the two divisions have left the party.