Relinquish posts, sacked SPDP members told

Source: Borneo Post, 4 March 2012

KAPIT: The pro tem committee of SPDP N 54 Pelagus led by its chairman Tuai Rumah John Asun and his deputy Ma Tian Ho has unanimously reached a common stand that those who were expelled, resigned or left the party should relinquish either as ‘wakil rakyat’ and ‘ministerial post’ in the government or councillor in the local council.

John Asun said the pro tem committee of SPDP N 54 Pelagus has deliberated on the matter concerning the expulsion of ‘five SPDP game and their followers’ after they failed to response to the show case letter.

“We stand firm to support the decision of the party to take the disciplinary action against those who went against the party constitution and to remain as the staunch supporter of party president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and his team of leaders to steer the party into the future.

“We hereby call upon those who are expelled from the party or have left the party to relinquish their political appointments; ‘wakil rakyat’ status, ‘ministerial post’ in the government or councillor in the local council.

“They are nominated by the party, so when they leave, they should leave everything behind and return the seat to the party”, said John Asun when met by pressmen after the meeting held at a local restaurant on Friday, March 2.

“We appeal to the party to nominate a political secretary or community headmen namely pemanca and penghulu from the non-contested constituencies, bearing in mind SPDP members from these constituencies are loyal party members,” he added.

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