No action against Wong Judat for now, says Sarawak BN Sec-Gen

KUCHING, Aug 6 (Bernama) — The Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) will not take any disciplinary action against Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) vice-president Wong Judat unless his announcement on contesting in the next general election proves to be detrimental to the coalition, Sarawak BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said Monday.

He said Wong, who is Meluan state assemblyman, was still in the BN by way of his announcement that he was still with the SPDP and the coalition after months of speculation that he would leave.

“He (Wong) has not made any decision and it is not fair to make any judgment (now) against him. As far as I am concerned, he is still with the BN,” he told reporters here.

Dr Rundi was asked whether the state BN would act against Wong, who had announced that he would contest against the coalition in the Julau parliamentary constituency if the incumbent, Datuk Joseph Salang, is nominated as a candidate in the next general election.

Following the announcement, speculation has been rife that Wong would contest in Julau under the banner of the Sarawak Workers Party (SWP), a newly formed opposition party led by Larry Sng, a former state assistant minister. — BERNAMA

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