KUCHING: Supporters of the yet-to-be-registered BN Club are urging the Group of Five (G5) to join a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party quickly, and “not to wait any longer”.
BN Club supporter Joseph Ranger, who claimed to speak on behalf of other supporters, said formalising their status within the BN would ensure less politicking, and would also enable the G5 to be more focused in serving the rakyat.
“We strongly urge them (G5) to start the move now and not to wait any longer. Sooner the better,” he said to thesundaypost.
The G5 comprises five former senior members of SPDP, a BN component party. They were sacked from the party more than a year ago for gross insubordination. The five are assemblymen Datuk Peter Nansian Nguise (Tasik Biru), Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi), Rosey Yunus (Bekenu), Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) and former Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe.
Recently, BN Club leader Nansian said the G5 would be joining other state BN component parties – PBB, SUPP or PRS – since the chances of them returning to SPDP was nil.
This follows a statement by SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan that the party would be fielding seven new faces in the 11th state election.
Ranger said the decision by the G5 to join other BN parties was a collective one, and not based on the opinions of one or two individuals.
“Contrary to what some people had claimed, the decision to join PBB, PRS or SUPP is a collective one.
“We, the supporters of BN Club all over the state, particularly in Tasik Biru, Marudi, Bekenu and Batu Danau, all strongly support the move by the G5 leaders to join any state BN parties, other than SPDP.”
The G5’s intention to join a BN party was well received by, among others, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing. - theborneopost