The presidency issue of Parti Rakyat Sarawak continue. We all thought the Larry Sng's days are numbered when James Masing was declared as the legitimate president of PRS by ROS in early April 2008. We also all thought that James Masing nightmare is over and he is in no hurry to determine the fate of Larry Sng's position in PRS.
In between those time, Jimmy Donald being other deputy president in Larry Sng's faction has been contesting the legitimacy of James Masing as the President of PRS.
Being an unsatisfied lots, Larry Sng's group is requesting an appointment with Registrar of Societies in Putra Jaya to solve the issue once and for all. Should ROS maintained their decision to recognize James Masing as the president of PRS, Larry Sng's group might defect to another party, likely Sarawak National Party or Pakatan Rakyat component parties.
By that time, Larry Sng's faction would be on the opposition team. As for Sarawak Barisan Nasional, the impact would be lost of grassroots supporters. In terms of federal Cabinet position, there is no representative from the Larry Sng's faction. As for the state Cabinet, only Larry Sng himself is the representative in the DUN.
* PRS leadership disputes - Larry Sng not giving up yet
* Crab mentality of Parti Rakyat Sarawak leadership
* PRS remains with two camps
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Source: theborneopost.com/?p=35742 (May 21, 2008)
Is it Larry or Masing?
By Samuel Aubrey
PRS faction seeks appointment with ROS
KUCHING: The leaders and members of the faction aligned to Larry Sng in Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) will only make their next political move once they have received an answer from Registrar of Societies (ROS) on the legitimacy of Sng as party president.
The group met yesterday at the party’s headquarters at Green Height here where they decided to ask for an appointment with ROS in Putrajaya to find out whether the president is Larry or rival Dato Sri Dr James Masing.
One of Larry’s strongest allies, Jimmy Donald, told reporters here yesterday that this decision, one way or the other, would end the confusion over who is president and allow the faction’s members to move on and chart their political future.
“We herewith reiterate our support for YB Larry as president unless ROS rules otherwise,” he said, reading a prepared press statement.
Jimmy, who is the faction’s deputy president, was joined by the faction’s secretary-general Sidi Munan during the press conference.
According to Sidi, the meeting yesterday was attended by leaders from the 19 out of 28 party divisions that recognised Larry as president.
Asked by reporters on their possible political move if the ROS’ decision is not in their favour, Sidi said: “We will cross the bridge when we come to it. We will continue to be in politics. We can’t let our grassroots members down.”
In the statement released to reporters during the press conference, it was mentioned that the faction had yet to receive any written reply from ROS to its letter sent on April 7.
“On April 8 this year, we wrote to ROS requesting that he produced in writing his decision: Dr James or Larry as president of PRS. We reminded him to do so on April 30, 2008. No answer in writing from ROS has been received as of today,” it said.
The ROS, in an April 1 letter signed by its present bearer Datuk Md Alias Kalil, had decided not to deregister PRS after studying the reasons or excuses put forward by Masing’s side on the sacking of six PRS principal office bearers.