MIRI, Dec 3 (Bernama) — A Barisan Nasional divisional committee and seven similar branch committees were formed in the Marudi state constituency to take over the role played by the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).
Marudi State Assemblyman, Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran who was sacked from SPDP recently, said the formation of the committee would enable the Marudi constituents to be served under the Barisan Nasional (BN) banner.
“I don’t not want them (people) to feel undermined by (SPDP’s) decision to terminate me (as a member) after all the overwhelming support that they had given me since I became their ‘representative’, so that is why the BN committee was formed” he said after putting up a BN Service Centre signage to replace the SPDP in Beluru bazaar, about 90 kilometres from here Saturday.
He said the party members in Marudi had expressed their disappointment to him over SPDP’s decision to sack him and felt that their solid support all this years had been ignored.
SPDP, one of Sarawak Barisan Nasional’s component parties, announced through its president Tan Sri William Mawan that Sylvester Entri was sacked as a party member on the grounds of insubordination after a lengthy meeting by the party’s supreme council which met on Nov 25.
Sylvester Entri, who was one of the SPDP founder members, joined politics as a Sarawak National Party (SNAP) member in 1996 and stood as a BN candidate in Marudi where he was returned unopposed.
He went on to win the next three state elections with big majorities.
In last April’s state election, he secured a majority of 3,202 votes when beating three other candidates, namely Independent Micahel Ding Tuah, PKR’s Gerang Dagong and SNAP president, Edwin Dundang. — BERNAMA
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