KUCHING: Rumours that Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) will team up to challenge Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 11th state election could be real, says Opar assemblyman Ranum Mina.
“In politics nothing is impossible. I also heard of such rumours and personally I think there is some basis to it because if we look at past records disgruntled groups will usually express their dissatisfaction by contesting as oppositions.
“So in this case we all know that SPDP and SUPP have openly voiced their unhappiness over the latest political development in the state and it is not surprising if they will go against BN,” he said.
Ranum, however, said should that happen it would give little or no impact to BN.
SPDP Youth chief Robert Ayu on the other hand dismissed such claim as rumours.
“SPDP and SUPP are BN component parties so why fight BN when they are already in BN,” he said.
Rumuors have it that SPDP and SUPP will contest in all their traditional seats should BN is represented by the incumbents who recently joined Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) in the next state polls due in 2016.
Among the SPDP seats likely to be represented by Teras candidates are Tasik Biru, Pakan, Bekenu, Marudi and Batu Danau while SUPP seats are Opar, Bengoh, Engkilili and Bawang Assan.