Posted on May 20, 2011, Friday
KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) is calling on all its urban and rural Dayak members to not support a street protest if Chief Minister Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud did not step down by Aug 13 as proposed by the Movement of Change Sarawak (MoCS).
SNAP publicity committee spokesperson Chemegi Kalong said the call made by MoCS leader Francis Siah was merely to further his personal interest and ulterior motives. He recalled that Siah had attacked SNAP bitterly during the last state election, especially after the party withdrew from Pakatan Rakyat.
“Siah attacked us like hell, saying all sorts of things. So I call upon all Dayaks in Sarawak, old and young not to join the street protest, “he said in a press statement issued yesterday.
Chemegi said when Siah attacked SNAP, he was also attacking the Dayak community. “SNAP is a Dayak organisation. Attacking Snap means attacking the Dayak community. To all the Dayaks in Sarawak, Francis Siah is our enemy.”
He said the party must not be lured by Siah into supporting his call for demonstration to oust the chief minister as he believed that Taib was still the right man to lead the state.
“He brought development to us so why should we remove him? He should continue to do the job to bring in development to us,” he added.
He reminded Dayaks not to be hoodwinked by Siah’s sweet talks and remain united to fight for the rights of the Dayaks.http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=131478