SNAP wants chance to clear the air

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Aug 2003

MIRI: The Sarawak National Party (SNAP) is appealing to top Barisan Nasional leaders for a chance to clear the air about the party’s current political status while it tries to overturn its deregistration by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).  

The party also wants a chance to reaffirm its intention to play a meaningful role in the coalition. 

SNAP president Edwin Dundang said he was willing to personally explain to Barisan leaders at the coming coalition meeting to “put the record straight” about the party’s legality if he was asked to do so. 

“We (SNAP new leaders) hope that we can clarify that SNAP is still legally an active political party and that we want to be actively involved in the coalition. 

“All we are asking for is a chance to clear the air once and for all,” he said in an interview yesterday. 

Dundang was asked to comment on a statement by Barisan secretary-general Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat a few days ago that SNAP’s status would be among the issues to be discussed at the meeting. 

Dundang was elected president, replacing Datuk Amar James Wong, earlier this year. 

Last year, SNAP was embroiled in an eight-month long leadership crisis between Wong and a group of eight top party leaders following the move by Wong to sack former party treasurer Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing for alleged indiscipline.  

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