When we wrote this on 30th june 2013. “Sarawak Boiling Hot” we were told in so many words “Bro.ground swell is against the ruling government at the moment’ and “the uncertainties in the political BN Sarawak coalition leaves much to be desired.
All too is not well within the PR setup though they have somehow created a PERCEPTION that their problems are ‘containable“.
We have a lot of work to do in order that the ruling government stays relevant. It will be tough but we will prevail Bro . if the right strategies and tactics are implemented“
The earlier article:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/sarawak-boiling-hot/
It is “Boiling Hot no doubt and it needs to be sorted out soon. The following were some headline grabbers :-
- 1. SUPP “warring factions” to trigger full blown. (A number of articles already written and appeared in the mainstream media. Even a Youth Central committee and another veteran Chinese community leader says he is FEDUP! and they will have no choice but to leave/resign from the party if matters are not resolved.)
- 2. SPDP’s groundswell in Bau “Church allocation” turn from bad to worst . ( cheque withheld leaves bad taste to rakyat and is BAD PUBLICITY for the party. Heads must roll.. )
- 3. The speculations of CM Taib to step down after November to make way for “New leadership” (watch this space)
- 4. DAP to make “inroads to supposedly PKR areas” Bad Blood spilled? ( articles can be viewed in internet portals)
- 5. Federal leaders suggesting to the State leaders to have the State elections latest by end of 2014 in order to have a “GENERAL ELECTIONS in 2018” which will also include Sarawak this time round.
- 6. The component parties are all cleaning up their acts and getting rid of traitors”Disciplinary actions” from within and ensuring their coalitions will win in the allocated 71 Sarawak State seats.
- 7. PRS to consolidate the party and ‘grassroots” calling to put in new leaders in coming State elections and replace those who did not “toe” the party’s lines.
- 8. New faces in PBB highly likely as many veteran YBs will have had served their time. Jostling to be candidates will be the order of the day in the months to come. ( An assemblyman said,’ Usual as when election nears everyone will want to be in the good books of the party and wants to be renominated. Of course it will not turn ugly but it will not be for the faint hearted he said. PBB will remain intact though they will be some unpleasantries on the ground. It’s common he said and this is politics” )
This from President of SPDP will trigger some reactions from the 4 State Assemblyman who are still partyless but they call themselves the BN CLUB members
PAKAN: Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) is in consolidation mode and will field seven new faces in the 11th state election, disclosed SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan.
He told BAT3 yesterday the party’s Supreme Council would pick the candidates.
For now, the party has identified young and capable people to rejuvenate the party.
“Now is the time for us to consolidate. We have reached rock bottom. The only way for us now is moving forward,” he said when met after a meet-the-people session at Rumah Jilap Taji, some 8km from here, yesterday.
Mawan, who is also Social Development Minister, admitted he was more confident now to lead the party after winning all the four parliamentary seats – Mas Gading, Saratok, Bintulu and Baram – it contested in the May 5 general election.
The current term of the State Legislative Assembly expires on June 19, 2016, but the chief minister has the prerogative to dissolve the Assembly earlier.
In the 10th state election in 2011, SPDP contested in eight seats and won six. It lost Krian and Ba Kelalan to PKR.
But after the state election, the party suffered a huge blow when the party sacked five members, four of them assemblymen and one an MP, for gross insubordination. The MP, Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe, defended Mas Gading in the recent polls as an independent candidate, but lost.
The assemblymen are Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Peter Nansian, Datuk Sylvester Entrie (Marudi), Rosie Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau).
The situation in SPDP worsened when its Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat quit and joined Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) as its vice president on Sept 1, 2012.
When asked whether the party would reconsider taking back the four assemblymen, who formed the yet-to-be-registered BN Club, Mawan said the party would consider all options to tackle the issue.
“We have had enough. Now you will not see the same Tan Sri William Mawan. We have had enough of all these,” said Mawan, who is also Pakan assemblyman and Saratok MP.
He added the party would soon have its triennial general meeting (TGM) and then hold inner circle meetings.
“On the new candidates, the Supreme Council will decide who would be the fielded. We will not be talking about the BN Club members. We will only talk about SPDP seats.