Sarawak Workers Party not BN-friendly, says state BN
MIRI, May 29 — 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 decide 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 plans to contest against PRS in the six parliamentary seats of Lubok Antu, Sri Aman, Hulu Rajang, Kanowit, Julau and Selangau.
Sng, 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. — Bernama