Political “History Does Repeat Itself…..??”

Natasha of audie 61 received an sms from a former staunch SNAP supporter,” James Wong the former President of SNAP( Sarawak National Party) is still alive and he would be clapping his hands and clenching his fists and saying..Yes about time and Thank God History Does Repeat Itself. William led a walkout in SNAP 8 years ago and now he is swallowing his own medicine and its all his own doing. He has been trapped and he should have listened. Thank you.Comments please…

Slyvester Entri’s walkout was not staged nor angered or dissatisfied with the party. He was HUMANLY HUMILIATED infront of his own colleagues and those who followed suit are Principally Correct. Who wants to be treated this way? Would you.? The immediate concern of course will be the BN government who has seen a fair of power struggles in PRS and SUPP. PRS has survived the infighting and has grown stronger as a result while SUPP is still bothered with factional disagreements.

The next  question which will be asked by the BN poltical strategists would be,” What affects SPDP will have direct relevance and impact on the BN4 coalition.”

 Is they a need for an EGM.? There are already voices of discontentment of irregularities and versions too of Constitution being disregared and overuled.ROS does need to check it out.There are also calls for Mawan to resign gracefully.Also there are indicators of PBB interferences.In this regard SPDP leaders at all levels must learn to accept and indulge in interactive negotiation to solve the problems besetting the party now.The dirty linens are now being hung in the public which are totally scrutinised and giving pointers to the opposition Pakatan Sarawak to attack the coalition.

Is there a way out for Mawan.? That he has to answer himself together with his closest leiutenants. However there is light at the end of the tunnel for Slyvester Entri.There are already FEELERS being sent to Entri and his aspiring group to join forces with PRS. An aide said to audie61,”At the height of the infighting of PRS Mawan did say for the better good of BN and to strengthen the BN we will accept whichever faction be it Larrys or Masings.Now its Masings turn to recipocate and find a home or parking for those who have walkout and with additions of 5 ADUNS and 1 MP this will put PRS in a very strong and commanding partner in Barisan National. PRS itself has  8 ADUNS and 6 MPS.

Will it work..? Im sure CM Taib will use this to his advantage and if the need arises he will not hesitate to tell PRS to accomodate the legislators for the time being (parking)in preparation for the State elections which might be called sooner rather than later.Even Larry would be accomodated to stand in PRS if it is necessary according to the aide. Who stands to lose will be SPDP and Mawans “status quo” might come back to haunt him and the party. One will not discount this happening as its for the greater good of the coalition.The right political message needs to be handed down by the leaders in SPDP and addressed. There is little time to quarrel let alone fighting for individual egos.

The line has been drawn and if no one extends an olive branch the scenario might just be ripe for the MERGER which has been advocated by the Chief Minister for some nearly three and half years already. There has always been a stumbling block by someone but as we know History does have a hand in Politics.

It is better that they join hands with friends in the other BN component especially if PRS makes the offer to make Sarawak what it ought to be a place where multi racial  understanding at its best, and where goodwill and tolerance  continue to motivate people to work together and learn from each other. Sarawak has enjoyed politcal stabilty and socio-economic development and the shift in the partners in the coaltion might just be the right tonic for BN to go to the people to asks for a new mandate.

SPDP leaders must also look at themselves as agents of change and if History has her own way Entri and his team would be absorbed into Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS). A BN supporter aligned to SPDP said,”Let the elephants fight until they are exhausted.Meantime the mousedeer can only watch.”  The inclusion of the YBs does strenthen the BN and he is all for it.How very wise……….

SPDP- The “SCUDS” Have Landed

Its reached the national print was the sms received by Joey of audie61.The missiles which are being fired from both sides have actually landed and there is LITTLE HOPE that things will improve. There might be very pretty dirty linens being hung first which will be made public before all is well in SPDP says our intel. It also depends on what  type of antibiotics is being used  to ease the pain and also to cure the inexcusable hurt of not being informed before hand. 

What is going to happen is anyones guess at the moment as both sides are playing the cards literally close to their chests. For a person who is underpressure and in the spotlight Entri could afford to remark ,”It’s normal in politics” The underlying groundswell is that negotiating teams are looking for quick solutions but as far as this report from the STAR is concerned the cracks are very deep rooted .


KUCHING: Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party is embroiled in a leadership rift sparked off by unhappiness over the new app-ointments SPDP president Datuk William Mawan Ikom made to the supreme council.

State Assistant Minister for Public Utilities Sylvester Entri Muran — dropped as the party’s secretary-general — openly accused Mawan of breaking his promise of maintaining the status quo in the presidential line-up before the recent party election.

“He has lost his credibility,” said Entri, who declined to accept his new appointment as one of the vice-presidents.

SPDP, a Barisan Nasional partner, was formed seven years ago after Sarawak National Party (SNAP) was deregistered for failing to resolve a leadership crisis. It is a Dayak-based multi-racial party.

Mawan, also the state Social Development and Urbanisation Minister, had appointed Ba’ Kelalan assemblyman Nelson Balan Rining as the new secretary-general.

Entri said Mawan’s claim that it was his (Mawan) prerogative to make changes to the various posts after consultation with the sup-reme council members was “to-tally baseless”.

“There was never any consultation with the supreme council members. He only consulted his cliques.” Entri said if there was any consultation, then four of the party’s elected representatives would not have disagreed to the new appointments made at last Saturday’s supreme council meeting.

He claimed the four were Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe, Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Peter Nansian (also party senior vice-president), Bekenu assemblyman Rosey Yunus and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Gumbang.

Entri and the four reportedly walked out of the meeting when Mawan announced the new appointments.