Yo! Mawan dares youths to up the ante on recreational sports

KUCHING: The government is looking into the possibility of promoting the state as a destination for youth sports, in line with the focus to promote a healthy lifestyle among the younger set.

According to Social Development Minister Tan Sri William Mawan, the youths should be actively involved in sports and dare to compete with their counterparts from other states.

“International events can be held here in the state with our youths capable of competing internationally and therefore I urge our youths to buckle up and get involved in sports,” said Mawan.

His speech was read by his representative Aishah Edris at the Sarawak Regional Yoyo Contest held in conjunction with ‘You Are The 1- Youth Carnival’ at Plaza Merdeka on Sunday.

According to Mawan, his ministry is committed to assisting youths by offering the right platform for them to be active in such sports.

“We are proud to provide support and commitment and this year alone, more of such programmes are in the pipeline, such as the I.M.A.G.I.N.E Retrowalk this coming October which is expected to attract thousands of youths,” he said.

The minister also lauded the effort by Yoblitz Team Sarawak and the 1BFF Sports and Recreational Club Pending for bringing the yo-yo event to Sarawak.

Meanwhile, event chairman Ryan Chung said the event which was held for the fifth time, was first held in 2010.

“It is our wish for yo-yo to get the attention from the state government and for consideration to be included as one of the sports in Sukma 2016 to be held in Sarawak,” he said.

The event, which saw judges comprising world yo-yo champion Marcus Koh and Malaysian champion Mohd Shakeel, saw participants from Singapore, Indonesia and other states such as Sabah and Penang.

Sarawakian Adi Hisham Mohtar was crowned the winner and will represent the state at the Asia Pacific Yoyo Championship in Singapore.

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SPDP-” Shocked and Total Disbelief…??”

iiiii2The on-goings in the SPDP ‘admission of the G4’ has escalated into a full scale skirmish which was inevitable given the “love and hate relationship between the two groups“. The person in between the two groups slugging it out appears to be the Deputy President of SPDP who remains at the moment very much in the background.

The moment will come when he has to ‘rear his head and showhand” and the date is ever so closer as he moves his ‘loyalists” of around 25 SC members to convene a SC meeting on the 26th of April at 10.30am. One source even have the courage to inform the writer that there is only 2% left for reconciliation between the President and the Deputy.President who were very much ‘good friends”. Have they now become sworn enemies or are now “FRENEMY“?

FRENEMY now as common as “SELFIE” used in the social media fraternity as “”A slang term used to describe a photo that is taken of oneself for the purpose of uploading it to social networking sites and image sharing websites. Now Have Mawan and Tiong being lured to be a “FRENEMY“? Your guess is as good as mine. Well,Ah ha mine will be more solid an argument though. Lets dissect what is FRENEMY first….

The word that we are going to use very often from now on is “FRENEMY” or in other words political manouevering to the advantage of the situation and disregarding the very essence of REAL politics. Of course in politics they say there is no number 2.and we will not take any prisoners along and tagging with us.

The buzz word of FRENEMY at this instant is of course the “readmission of the G4 who was sacked from the party for insub-bordination and gross indiscipline but who was readmitted by words of just “reinstate” So whats the fuss on all these? Someone is taking advantage of THE SITUATION for own personal gains and to elevate himself higher. Who is still playing catchup on the situation?

The question too is now why the G4 has been so quiet and letting the two “FRENEMY” having a slugging match within the party and outside in the public domain. Why should they get involved? They were in the heat of the battle and have told the political world that they are still unacceptable by this group led by Deputy President.

To put it our interpretation FRENEMY is” We can know our enemy but it is always the known friend which backstabs us ‘invincibly’ which will not hurt until all our political know how are drained out


  • Where are we getting at in this article?.
  • Who are the fingers pointing towards for all the inability to control the disgruntled and dissenting voices within the party?
  • What is behind all these which the Deputy is pursuing?
  • Why are they doing this at this time when a new CM in Tan Sri Adenan who have just being sworn in?
  • How will the group in open defiance and no self control be able to oust the President?

Have you answered them all? Retract back when we said one source have said that there are only 2% left. There are no clearer answers than what we will put in below and he is throwing the constitutional book and also in open defiance of the State Barisan Nasional Chairman Tan Sri Adenan to wrestle the Presidents seat.

ARTICLE 14 (i) “The Deputy President will assume the posts as Acting President and act on his behalf as the President have failed in his duties to safeguard the Party’s interests and thereby is not able to perform his duties and functions.”

The Supreme Council in which Tiong has is 25 out of 39 and he has the simple majority to call for a SC meeting to push for an EGM (extra ordinary meetingi) and which they will certainly use Article XXIII to further their cause.that is the decision by the SC upon any question of interpretation of the constitution will be final and will rests upon the General assembly members who will be present.

Furthermore they will use article XVI clause 28(i) to make their cause more solid to entice the President and his men to come to the meeting to hear their dissention.

There was already a gag order implemented by the Barisan Nasional Sarawak Chairman but their overtones in this case was overpowering. An sms which we received late gives more cause for concern.

It reads,”Bro.you know this evening I heard a lot of people talking about Tiong big plans to become President as soon as possible…n he has been pouring money to buy everybody with big varying amounts…he is in a hurry to become President cos he wants to pursue the Agenda od SPDP-SUPP merger so he becomes President of SPDP…after merger he becomes President of the merged entity..bringing dayaks under Chinese domain cos Chinese will become majority..do we want this to happen to Dayaks in SPDP..get views from President as to whether this can be exploited to get Dayaks in SPDP to reject Tiong’s ledership.the money pouring in is extensive in central and north regions.pls share with our gp people

It’s good Tiong has a vision to be Acting President but it does seem he is too much in a hurry. His source says “time is the essence‘he cannot wait” Does this mean him or his people? Moreover if its delayed to next year 2015 for the General Assembly he and his team will be IRRELEVANT.

Mind you he will still be a Member of Parliament for Bintulu and Acting President of SPDP who might or shall we say unfriendly to BN Sarawak. We are not putting ideas into Tiongs mind and am sure he has more than what it takes to challenge the President and the CM of Sarawak in Tan Sri Adenan Satem. He is capitalising on the weaknesses of Mawan.

He can do that and may we remind him,”Where absolute superiority is not obtainable,you must produce a relative one of the decisive point by making skilful use of what you have “-Carl von Clausewitz

Tiong and his men are concentrating on their strength but they might have just misread some POLITICAL OVERTONES….(this we leave it for them to think…should not reveal too much should we..?)

What too have prompted Tiong to go charging forward besides the G4 is the humiliation he was told by SUPP leaders on his busybodiness to interfere (good intentions or not) in SUPP affairs. Reliable sources have informed us that he was deeply hurt and wants to teach SUPP leaders a good lesson. He has worked wonders and ousted the then president of MCA (Malaysia Chinese Association) and what is SUPP compared to MCA?

Tiong of all persons should know the procedure that everything has to go through the party including convening an EGM for major decisions. At this juncture, whatever he (Tiong) does is his own initiative on his personal capacity and not sanctioned by the party,” the leader stressed.

Not only SUPP have condemned Tiong but also his party SC members. Its a double humiliation and knowing the spark in Tiongs belly he is not pulling the handbrake on this matter. This would fit perfectly the plan to move himself to the President’s Chair and thereby manoeuvre a saving grace for SUPP. Its all to save “waterface” for Tiong  and not a “political one” which the State administration have in mind.

Tiong needs to move rapidly but they will be many obstacles in front of them and in the end Tiong’s Win all Attitude will suffer the same fate like many before him. Never ever challenge the state leaders unless you are in cohorts with the Opposition. Might as well join the opposition front don’t you think..!! Agree..

The very word of “everyone has a price” will send shivers to many who greed for a little more. However in any conflicts Tiong must be reminded that it is not only him who can give the “golden tickets or use the ugly side”  but both can play the same game.

The writer was reminded before he bid farewell remember how the cock crew three times as what was written in the bible. Principled men will all not be easily taken in by promises at the end of the rainbow but will be able to read the political situation of the day.

Many of Tiong’s men are still caught sleeping with their hands outstretched while others have moved on with the times.

They have long been obligated to…..



SPDP Merdeka Rendezvous..?

william-mawan-and-spdp-300x202This message says it all,” All Supreme Council Members directed by YB Tan Sri President to meet for discussion/deliberations regarding G4 issue @ 2.00 pm 19/3/2014 at Merdeka Palace,Kuching.

It doesn’t come clearer than that does it…?

SPDP “Party First ,Personal Interests No..No.?”

mawan21An early morning interview around 830am at the Presidents residence would mean something ‘significant” would be happening for the day. President Tan Sri William Mawan was in a very casual and seemingly happy mood as we sat down for a cup of coffee.

He did not want to let the cat out of the bag but he did mention to us that “there were no conditions set for the return of the ‘sacked” members” I have extended the OLIVE BRANCH and with the recent developments and the blessings of the SPDP Supreme Council the door is open for them.

He pointed out to the news today and showed us,”This is because when the president said forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones, to us what we understand it to be is we forget completely about the past and start everything anew. What has to be done now is to reinstate us.”
Should I say more Mawan asked? Tan Sri Mawan as usual was very cool and calculated in his approach. He has faced the worst in all with all the ‘dirt” thrown at him for the past three years and many names “BESTOWED UPON HIM”- (unprintable as some were very unpleasant).

He told us in so many words. This is politics and whatever has happened has happened. If I thought of my own personal interests before the party wouldn’t SPDP be in a worst state. Do you think honestly we would not have closed shop? The party is the main priority and the former chief minister and the current Chief Minister knows what is bests for the party. The party wins not Tan Sri Mawan. You write this down he told us.

The members and the BN family would be very happy when  all is stabilised. We are not meek but we withstood the challengers when some of our members went astray. I am answerable as a leader of SPDP and as a leader I welcome them back to start a new chapter for the party.

WHAT has been said and exchanged is now history and today at 12.30pm we will visit the Chief Minister. This will be a new beginning for SPDP and we wait for the moment. SPDP will be there for BN and we will continue to serve the rakyat to the bests of our parties ability and we hope not to revisit the dark years again.

Tan Sri Mawan gave a short brief and direct interview as he had to attend to another function at Four Points at 930 am.

The 1230pm meeting with the Chief Minister of Sarawak is attached below.

SPDP Buries Three-year Feud To Accept Sacked Four

KUCHING, March 6 (Bernama) — The Sarawak  Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) ended three years of feud with its four former senior members that it sacked for insubordination by accepting them back Thursday.
State assemblymen for Tasik Biru, Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi), Rosey Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) were reinstated as members of SPDP with immediate effect, said Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Adenan, who had been instrumental to see the readmission of the four back into the party, said their return was historical and should come as a positive step and a good news for the Barisan Nasional (BN).
“They will just be ordinary members of SPDP. But come the next (SPDP) triennial delegates conference, they can contest (for positions in the party),” Adenan, who is also Sarawak BN chairman, told a press conference here.
Earlier, he received a courtesy call from the SPDP Supreme Council led by their president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom.
Prior to being sacked from the party between 2011 and 2012, Nansian was a SPDP senior vice-president, with Entri and Rosey as vice-presidents and Paulus as assistant information chief.
Adenan also refused to commit himself on whether the four would be nominated again to contest in their present constituencies in the next state election due in 2016 by saying: “We will cross the bridge once we reach it.”
Meanwhile, Mawan said former Mas Gading Member of Parliament, Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe who was sacked together with the four could not be reinstated immediately as the latter had contested against BN in the 13th general election.
However, he said Dr Tiki could submit his application separately to rejoin the party.
Dr Tiki, who was apparently disappointed for not being re-nominated to defend the Mas Gading seat, lost to BN newcomer Anthony Nogeh Gumbek in last year’s election.



taib190Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud will meet the Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Abang Sallahuddin Abang Barieng this Saturday to submit his resignation letter and the name of his successor.

The 78-year-old Taib said he was looking forward to his retirement, which he confirmed, from the post he had held for 33 years.

The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu president and Sarawak BN chairman is said to be taking over as the next Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, after Abang Sallahuddin’s tenure expires at the end of the month.

“I look forward to do anything useful for the country at a leisurely pace,” he told reporters when asked on his retirement plans. – February 10, 2014.

PBB Gives Taib Mandate

cmta67tExtracted from an online portal

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud announced three names as his successor during the closed door meeting of the PBB supreme council.
They are deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, vice-president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and information chief Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Party insiders, who were at the meeting, confirmed with The Star that the three names were offered by Taib, one of whom would succeed him.

PBB gives Taib mandate to name successor
At a press conference after the meeting, which was chaired by PBB constitution committee chairman Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar, reporters could not get a confirmation on the names.
When specifically asked if the list of successors boiled down to the three names, Asfia replied: “It’s possible”.
At the same time, outside PBB’s meeting room where the press conference was taking place, Awang Tengah told reporters he would “support whoever he (CM) decides on”.
Johari, who personally sent off the Chief Minister at the lobby after the meeting, was tight-lipped. “It is better you go and ask Asfia at the press conference upstairs (in the meeting room). You better ask (Asfia) not for me (to say to prevent) conflicting statement.”
In the media frenzy, Adenan had left PBB headquarters without being asked for comments.