MIRI: Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) has described the decision by the newly-formed Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) to contest against Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) as “not the right move”.
Sarawak BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said it was weird for SWP to declare itself as a BN-friendly party, but at the same time decided to contest in the six parliamentary seats held by PRS, one of the state BN component parties.
“How can you call us friends when you are fighting with one of us?” he told reporters after chairing the 2012 state-level youth gathering committee meeting, here, today.
Yesterday, newly-elected SWP president Larry Sng announced that the party planned to contest against PRS in the six parliamentary seats of Lubok Antu, Sri Aman, Hulu Rajang, Kanowit, Julau and Selangau.
Sng, who is a former state assistant minister and two-term Pelagus assemblyman, however, said the party would be friendly to the rest of the BN component parties.
Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong, who won the seat as an independent candidate, was elected SWP deputy president.
Sarawak BN comprises Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and PRS.
On the state-level youth gathering to be held here on June 16, Dr Rundi who is Youth Development Assistant Minister, said more than 5,000 people were expected to converge at Miri Stadium.
“A total of eight awards will be given – Youth Award (Anugerah Tokoh Belia), Youth Entrepreneur Award (Anugerah Belia Keusahawanan), Arts Youth Award (Anugerah Belia Kesenian), Youth Contribution Award (Anugerah Jasa Belia), Volunteer Youth Award (Anugerah Belia Sukarelawan), Outstanding Youth Association Award (Anugerah Persatuan Belia Cemerlang), Youth Sports Award
(Anugerah Belia Sukan) and Disabled Youth Award (Anugerah Belia OKU),” he said.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to launch the gathering... - THEBORNEOPOST
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