SNAP joins forces with Jeffrey

(Free Malaysia Today) – KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) has thrown its support behind Jeffrey Kitingan’s United Borneo Front (UBF).

Confirming the party’s commitment to the UBF agenda, SNAP president Edwin Dundang said : “Their (UBF) demands are in line with the Malaysia Agreement.

“As far as I understand, one of the things Jeffrey wants to do is establish a conformity agreement with us to ensure that what was agreed to when Malaysia was formed must be followed.”

Admitting to having met Jeffrey, a former PKR vice-president, in Miri recently, Dundang said SNAP was “party to the Malaysia Agreement” in 1963 and it will now “be a boon for Pakatan Rakyat and the two-party system in Malaysia.”

“SNAP was a party to the Malaysia Agreement and I can say proudly that without SNAP there can never be Malaysia at that time.

“SNAP’s peaceful rise will be a boon for Pakatan and the two-party system in Malaysia,” he added.

Dundang was speaking to the press after chairing the first meeting of the party’s central working committee (CWC) this year.

He said the CWC had decided on several new appointments aimed at “injecting new blood” into the party.

He announced the appointments of professionals to hold key posts in the party as part of a move to rebrand SNAP.

Among the new officials are a former treasurer-general of the defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), Anthony Liman.

Liman, a lawyer, has been appointed SNAP vice-president who is also responsible for communications.

Another lawyer, Augustine Liom, was also appointed vice-president. He will also head the party’s policy bureau which includes land issues.

Former executive secretary of PBDS, Paul Kadang, has been appointed as deputy secretary-general of SNAP. He is also director of operations.