Its all too clear and this report from an english tabloid will just about confirm that SPDP is not on tenterhooks or facing an internal crisis or leadership disapproval. We were earlier informed that there might just be some teething problems and all has ended amicably for SPDP as it prepares for its TGA. Is this for REAL….??
Of course not,as after the nominations closed there seems to be some reactions and political manoevering. Philip Ngo an Orang Ulu Businessman and a former Youth secretary general seems to have thrown down a challenge to Mawans Status quo. He is leading a group to challenge the status quo and he himself is presenting himself as a candidate for the Presidency of SPDP.
Our preferred source will give us more details and the next 48 hours he says will be very crucial as negotiations are underway to prevent a split in the leadership. For now we just read this report and digress what the implications might just be for BN/SPDP…..
The report here a week ago 8th of December 2009:-
KUCHING: Only the posts of Youth and Wanita Chiefs are open for contest by the respective wings of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) during its Triennial General Meeting (TGA) scheduled for December 29-30.
Its President Dato Sri William Mawan said the party would accept the results of election of both movements.
“We are giving both our Youth and Wanita wings to choose their own chiefs. The main body will endorse their appointment,” Mawan told the media after chairing the party’s Supreme Council Meeting at its headquarters in Jalan Badruddin here yesterday.
He said the current Youth Chief, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, had been proposed by the ‘Status Quo’ Team led by Mawan to retain his post of Treasurer-General.
The current Wanita Chief is Chew Yen Chew, who is expected to retain the post.
Mawan said that under the proposed line-up for its TGA 2009, all the top office bearers would remain status quo.
“The posts are distributed based on seniority with priority given to all the front-liners such as State Assemblymen, Members of Parliament, Senator, Political Secretaries, and Wanita and Youth Chief. The rest of the available posts are open for contest and appointment according to the party’s Constitution,” said Mawan.
He said the objective of maintaining the status quo and giving priority to the front-line politicians and providing for an open contest for the rest was to reflect the party that was truly a political party run by politicians.
“This ensures mutual respect between members and leaders, and to ensure that the party is united, strong, progressive, democratic, and a worthy member of Barisan Nasional (BN) party, which gives priority to serving the people based on the 1Malaysia Concept, even though it is a small party.”
Mawan, who is also Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation, pointed out that SPDP’s honeymoon period was over, and that the party was now consolidating itself to face future challenges.
“We are looking beyond this AGA. We are looking 10 years ahead. So we hope that with this proposed line-up we will be able to face any future challenges,” he said.
He also warned that should there be any members wanting to challenge the party’s top posts, the ‘Status Quo’ Team would defend itself as ‘one entity’ till the end.
“I call upon party members at all levels to realise the best team we can get for the party to remain stable and strong, and that any member challenging any determined post in the line-up without the consent of the President as tantamount to working against the party.
“And I shall vigorously endeavour to stop such move because I believe the party’s interest is above individual member’s interest,” he added.
He added that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak would open the party’s TGA on December 29.
Meanwhile, Mawan revealed that the party’s Supreme Council had set up a Presidential Council, which is made up of the President, Deputy President, two Senior Vice-Presidents, and Secretary-General.
“Its function is to advise the President on important matters,” he said.
The proposed SPDP Supreme Council line-up for the 2009 TGM are: President – Dato Sri William Mawan; Deputy President – Datuk Peter Nyarok; Senior Vice-President I – Datuk Peter Nansian; Senior Vice-President II – Dato’ Jacob Dungau Sagan; Vice- Presidents – Jelaing Mersat, Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe, Nelson Balang Rining, Wong Judat, Rosey Yunus, Youth and Wanita Chiefs; Secretary-General – Sylvster Entri; Deputy Secretary General – Paulus Palu Gumbang; Treasurer-General – Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing; Deputy Treasurer-General – Senator Pau Chiong Ung; Information Chief – Sim Hang Seng; and four ordinary members – Paul Igai, Peter Howell Jilan, Liew Ah Lek, and Banyi Beriak.