Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BREAKING NEWS ... SNAP is now a member of Pakatan Rakyat!

Sarawak National Party (Snap) has joined as the fourth member of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, ahead of the crucial Sibu by-election on April 16.

Announcing Snap's entry today, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said the coalition's first task was to support DAP's candidate for the by-election, which will be announced on April 27.

The Dayak-based Snap, which is one of the oldest parties in Sarawak, was a member of the state BN ruling coalition, and is now an opposition party.

It does not have a seat in the state assembly.

Anwar and top Pakatan leaders have met with Snap representatives in Sibu on Sunday to seal the deal.

In the 2008 general elections, a lack of formal electoral pact resulted in numerous multi-cornered contents involving Snap, DAP and PKR.

With a formal coalition in place, the four opposition parties are now in a better position to ensure that the upcoming state elections will only see straight fights.

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