Wednesday, 6 November 2013

SWP is daydreaming – former leader

KUCHING: Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) is lost in the reverie for putting forth their hope to contest in seven seats in the next state election, says its former leader.

The party’s former supreme council member Andy Lawrence, now a political activist, claimed that the party’s decision was all for political power to benefit only the Sng’s family.

Andy said this when responding to SWP president Larry Sng’s announcement on the party’s direction of wanting to contest in at least seven seats in the next state election and its urgent need to inform members about their intention at the earliest possible moment.

“They could not even make inroads in the last parliamentary election and they are now trying their luck in the next state election,” Andy said questioning the party’s latest move.

“Based on the results of the last parliamentary election, it is better for SWP to wake up now, and stop fooling the people,” he said.

Sng had on Monday revealed that the party has decided to contest in seven seats in the coming state election out of which, four candidates has been identified. These are Pelagus, Meluan, Engkilili and Tamin.

Sng did not mince his word when he said that he might be contesting in Pelagus but the incumbent now is his deputy president George Lagong.

Andy reckoned that SWP should just be a welfare organisation and focus on helping sick children which they have been actively involved in currently.

“The people should now realise that SWP is the one which is practising bad politics,” he said, adding that it was the sort of political style which the Sngs had accused PRS of adopting.

“Unfulfilled promises are plenty in the seats they contested in the last parliamentary election and even in the Lubok Antu seat which the president himself contested in,” he added.

Andy, who left SWP about a month before the last parliamentary election, pointed out that an honourable politician will always fulfill what he or she promised, even if he or she had lost the battle. - theborneopost

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