Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pressure group wants Pakatan to ditch SNAP

FMT Staff | March 23, 2011

The movement which wants to see Taib Mahmud go now fears Snap is playing ball with the BN.

KUCHING: Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) leader Francis Siah today urged Sarawak Pakatan Rakyat to cut all ties with Sarawak National Party (SNAP) over the continued impasse in seat allocation talks.

“They (SNAP) don’t seem to be eager or genuine in working with the Sarawak Pakatan to bring about a change in this state.

“They are acting as though they have complete control of the state and can work on their own. If that’s the case, then it’s time Pakatan cut off all ties with them,” Siah told FMT today.

He added that the ongoing impasse over the seat talks between SNAP and PKR indicated that the former was not putting everything on the negotiation table.

“They have a new-found cockiness. Have they found a new pro-BN backer? We have to be careful about this,” he said.

SNAP and PKR are involved in a deadlock over seat allocation for the state election on April 16. Nomination is on April 6.

Siah also said that he would be lodging a police report against several SNAP members for alleged graft.

He added that MoCS has severed all ties with SNAP from today.

MoCS to contest against SNAP

Siah also said that his movement would be contesting in the state polls as a result of “SNAP’s arrogance”.

“I’m now even prepared to contest in Marudi because the SNAP candidate there whom I used to respect has become so arrogant now that the party has a lot of BN money.

“They have lost their focus and their intention now is to kill Pakatan in Sarawak. MoCS will have to stop SNAP from afflicting further damage on the opposition alliance in Sarawak,” he said.

He added that MoCS would field candidates against several SNAP key leaders.

Siah, a former Parti Star secretary-general, had previously contested and lost in the Batu Lintang seat in the 1996 and 2001 state election.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go for it Francis ,lets see whether or not you are more popular than Snap.Lets see whether your anger is justifiable.Lets see whether or not Snap was right in snapping your list of candidates in chinese areas.You made baseless accusation just because Snap does not want to accept your proposed chinese candidates to stand using Snap symbol.What a fuck.Anyway where is your twinkle-twinkle little STAR? In RUBISH-BIN?