Hornbill Unleashed

August 27, 2013

Possible revival of PBDS sends jitters

Joseph Tawie

Rumours that the Registrar of Societies has approved five new political parties in Sarawak has got Parti Rakyat Sarawak questioning its rationale.

More than 100,000 hardcore members of the deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) who have remained partyless since October 2004 may see its the return in the form of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru).

But rumours of the Registrar of Societies having approved PBDS Baru has, however, sent shockwaves and fears among Dayak-based Barisan Nasional component parties, especially Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) which is led by Land Development Minister James Masing. (more…)

December 11, 2011

After PBDS and SNAP, it’s SUPP’s turn to be history


After PBDS and SNAP, it’s SUPP's turn to be history

K Suresh

Currently going through what many of its own members say is a sham party election this weekend, the Sarawak United People’s Party or Supp is the one in real “hot soup” for a change.

Factions including those aligned to presidential aspirant Wong Soon Koh, who pulled out a day ago in protest, say the least the Registrar of Societies could do is to order the party to halt its triennial general meeting (TGM) scheduled for Dec 10-11 until the alleged irregularities are rectified.

Amidst charges and counter-charges of massive fraud and irregularities in the party set-up, the various factions have been making daily visits to the RoS in Kuching. The result is the foregone conclusion that Supp would have to show cause why it should not be deregistered.

The party will probably face the same fate as the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) which suffered the dubious distinction of being deregistered twice, in 2003 and 2004, and the Sarawak National Party (Snap) which was deregistered in 2002 before being given a new lease of life last year by the Court. However, the party has never recovered and remains comatose and on life-support. (more…)

October 28, 2011

Masing woos and warns Dayaks

Joseph Tawie

Taking advantage of the internal strive within SUPP and SPDP, another Sarawak BN ally, Parti Rakyat Sarawak, is touting its ‘stability and vision’ to the Dayaks.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is positioning itself to become the second largest party in the state Barisan Nasional after Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).

Leveraging the ongoing leadership tussle and disillusioned members in Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), PRS is steadfastly wooing the Dayak community with its image of stability and solidarity. (more…)

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