Tuesday, April 07, 2009

SNAP suspends deputy president

Tuesday April 7, 2009

KUCHING: The opposition Sarawak National Party (SNAP) has issued a showcause letter to its deputy president Ting Ling Kiew to explain why he should not be sacked for supporting Barisan Nasional in the Batang Ai by-election.

Pending his reply to the letter within 30 days, the party has suspended the membership of the former Bintulu MP.

The disciplinary decision was taken at the party’s emergency central executive committee meeting at the SNAP headquarters yesterday.

Party secretary-general Edmund Stanley Jugol said the meeting also unanimously decided to suspend central executive committee member Augustine Sating, also for supporting Barisan in the by-election.

Sating has also been issued with a similar showcause letter.

Jugol said the party leadership was embarrassed by the statement made by Ting to newspapers pledging support for Barisan during his meeting with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last week. Party president Edwin Dundang urged party members to stand united behind its leadership.

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