What actually is the fuss that’s being ‘spiced up” and trying to crucify William Mawan. He is still a very Senior Cabinet Minister under the Sarawak Barisan National Government. He perceived without a doubt that there was a mutiny undermining his leadership in SPDP and switched sides to TERAS on 15th May 2013 and had 11 YBs by his side. Of course politics being so fluid a new party “UPP” was born. The rests they say is history as branches from both BN friendly parties were set up.
There are movements as well to see an end to this unhealthy saga by talks to see William Mawan back to SPDP. It all depends though on how the Barisan Nasional Senior leaders can come to a compromise. No matter how we analyse on the situation the final card will be shown come the Sarawak State Elections.
For now lets look at this article from the antdaily with an open heart and an open mind.
The Sarawak state election is due in a matter of months but the future of Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) is still as uncertain as on the day it was born, Thus, it is not a wonder when its president William Mawan keeps telling himself he is not dreaming.
You can’t blame him for thinking he is in a dream world. He has to keep pinching himself, poke his sides and give his cheeks some light slaps to convince himself he is wide awake and in the real world.
Saying “Teras is a BN party as it was born inside the BN” is giving himself the assurance he is standing on firm ground, not imagining things.
That’s because it has all been like a dream, from a nightmare not too long ago.
And not too long ago he was a captain of a ship but because life is precious anytime, all the time in fact, he jumped overboard when he thought a mutiny was brewing.
The Ibans liken such a jump for dear life to jumping off the longhouse in a moment of fright and desperation instead of running down the ladder.
When life is at stake, a 20-foot ladder is a long journey down, but jump, the next second you have the feel of Mother Earth under your feet.
So Mawan took the plunge.
In politics what he did is seen as a frog act, so politicians who jump are called frogs.
And like any political frog, he swam safely ashore where be built himself a new ship.
His nightmare ended, and now it has been like one unbelievable beautiful dream.
Teras is not a member of BN yet it has been treated like one. In fact, it is being treated in more special ways than Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), the ship he abandoned when he did that frog act.
He remains a minister and his loyal rag-tag of frog soldiers continue to hold office even though they are not BN members.
They dish out grants and projects. They get to appoint their cronies as community leaders, councillors, even GLC-linked board members.
If all that is not enough, Mawan has just appointed his sick brother as Temenggong.
Say what you want, frog or toad, whichever of the species you tag him as, Mawan is power.
Appointing his brother to the highest office in the native administrative system shows the kind of power he wields.
Now he thinks it is “a matter of time, formality and technicality before other components in BN accept us”.
But right there he is probably lapsing into a dream spell because which BN component party or parties have changed their stand from confining Teras to the opposite side of the political fence?
State BN chairman and Chief Minister Adenan Satem, has lulled Mawan and company into a surreal world for too long and for that same length of period, Teras has been on cloud nine.
The fact is Teras is still not a BN member no matter how Mawan sees it, and no matter how he tries to convince himself and his followers.