It’s absolutely clear for BN when Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Masing said that if the state assemblyman supports the Member of Parliament there is no reason to look further. This case of Kanowit MP Aaron where Machan seat is represented by a PBB assemblyman and Ngemah seat by a PRS assemblyman. He said it clearly as the party president he will follow what they both want and stop looking anywhere else.
This above scenario augers well for the Incumbents who will represent BN in GE14 besides the “WINNABILITY AND LOYALTY” factors which the Barisan Nasional Hierarchy have mentioned and addressed it to all aspiring lobbyists.
When it comes to the Saratok Seat where the incumbent is a BN independent sitting MP and an assemblyman the BN also needs to listen to the ground plus the assemblyman from the state seats of Kabong and Kalaka. The Krian State seat is a stronghold of PKR YB and there must not be even a “hint of a crack in the armour of BN” to let the opposition in.
Mawan have been seen in numerous functions,activities together with both the State Assemblyman in his Parliamentary constituency. His relationship is very cordial and their main aim is to ensure that “Saratok remains a Parliamentary stronghold for BN and to win this seat in GE14 and also to silent all critics once and for all.”
The Marker is already set and there is no reason whatsoever to replace a “winnable,acceptable and loyal”MP who is not only seen criss-crossing his constituency but also a very approachable MP whose experience as a former State Senior Minister and nearly 30 years as assemblyman leaves little for his critics to “paint a black picture“. There has been too many wild accusations which without ‘solid evidence” does not deter the MP from carrying his work earnestly for the people and the voters of Saratok who wants him maintained and carrying out his duties.
Mawan has done tremendously well in his first term as Parliamentarian and his accomplishment to date is already an eye opener for many aspiring MP’s in the future. He is always doing his best and he himself “pushes it to the limit” and the people of Saratok have reciprocated. The onslaught in recent times have simmered down and the State BN knows that Mawan is worth his place as a candidate for the upcoming GE14.
Besides being MP Saratok and ADUN for Pakan and added responsibilities as Chairman of Pepper Marketing board Mawan is also the President of Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) in which he encourages them to reach out to all through social acitivities.
Mawan pointed out,”politics can be divisive. however these kind of activities have prove their ability in cutting across the differences in politics,ideology and background towards uniting the people.” Mawan has never shy away in promoting unity and in his book “Reflections” there is so much to know that Mawan walks the talk and he is sincere in his approach to whatever the task that he sets out to accomplish.
He sees it as his BURDEN OF DUTY to help the change the mindset of the Bumiputeras in the rural areas,upgrade their knowledge and skills and ultimately usher them into the mainstream of development. He knows its a competitive environment and he remains resolute and focused to ensure that Saratok constituency will be elevated higher by the time his tenure is over to be handed over to the next Parliamentarian for Saratok.
Until then he is very much entrenched to serve Saratok for another term. Does he have the full support from his constituents?
Mawan holds numerous consultations and dialogue with the local community leaders and is very much n sync with the youths and this approach will benefit greatly for the BN in the upcoming GE14. His support is there for everyone to see and even the State BN leaders are steadfastly with him (pictures above)
The BN hierarchy will have NO QUALMS whatsoever to even think of replacing him.
Barisan Nasional Sarawak under CM Abang Johari in his maiden general election as BN Sarawak Chairman will not even want to lose a single seat from the 25 which they hold. PM Najib will certainly take note of the BROADER SUPPORT that Incumbent MP Mawan has.
Mawan has worked the ground tirelessly and have won the hearts of many in his constituency and the people have all the faith in him to carry on as their Saratok Parliamentarian. The two assemblymen and his close colleagues in BN will prefer Mawan to continue. They are very comfortable with him as his track record speaks for itself.
The support for MP205 Mawan will not be EASILY DIMINISHED and he is still very much the choice of Barisan Nasional as the winnable candidate for GE14.