Sarawaks Snap deregistered by ROS

updated The 41-year-old Sarawak National Party (Snap) one of the state's oldest political parties has been deregistered following its failure to resolve its leadership crisis.

Registrar of Societies Ismail Dolah Harun, who made the announcement today, said that Snap leaders have failed to respond satisfactorily to the show-cause letter issued by the ROS.

He added that the party's office-bearers had not shown any sign of resolving their differences within the party.

Snap was embroiled in a leadership crisis when its president, James Wong Kim Min (photo, left), expelled Bintulu member of parliament Tiong King Sing from the party in April on grounds of party indiscipline.

Following Tiong's expulsion, the party's leadership was split into two factions, with one group headed by Wong and the other by his ambitious vice-president, William Mawan.