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January 29, 2010

Mawan under pressure to quit

Filed under: Iban Dilemma?,Sarawak Politics — Pengayau @ 3:53 am
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KUCHING – The crisis in the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) deepened with some members calling for William Mawan to resign as president of the party, but Mawan dismissed the demand.


“I will not bow down to personal feelings of some members,” he said, pointing out that he would not abandon the responsibility and the trust placed upon him by those who had elected him.

Explaining his stand

“I am elected unopposed as president and I have a duty to those who elected me. I will not run away from my responsibility.  This is Mawan,” he said yesterday when asked by Malaysian Mirror to comment on demands by Peter Gani for him to resign to solve the present crisis.

“I appreciate the feelings of my friend Gani, but resignation is not an option for me. I will not bow down to pressure. I have a long-term strategy and the interest of members and the party to think about.

Gani, an SPDP founding member, had called on Mawan to resign, saying the members had lost confidence in his leadership.

Grassroots, not aides, decide fate

In Sibu, Tamin branch chairman Engkail Bunyau said branch members want the president to listen to the wishes of the grassroots rather than to just close aides.

He described Mawan’s decision to replace Sylvester Enteri as secretary-general with Nelson Balang Rining as “untimely”.

Dissent grows louder

Batu Danau state assemblyman Paulus Gumbang, who was one of those who had walked out during the supreme council meeting in support of Enteri, said he was shocked that the top leadership was engaging in underhanded politics.

He said the leadership should set a good example as such politics would only divide the party and weaken its powerbase.

SylvesterEntri(Marudi):”Mawan abused his pregorative and acted according to the advice of only few members.He has ignored the wishes of the Majority”

Rosey Yunus(Bekenu):”I was rushing for a flight back to Miri”

Peter Nansian(Tasik Biru):”I only left when the meeting was over and that was after i informed the President that i had function at home”…

Paulus Palu Gumbang(Batu Danau)=”Paulus,an appointed Vice President said he had to protest because what was announced at that meeting turned out to be different thing”

Tiki Lafe:So far no statement for him but he was present at the Press Conference which being held by Entri

Peter Ghani:”Gani,an SPDP founding member, had called on Mawan to resign, saying the members had lost confidence in his leadership”

George Garai,Cr Eda Igar:Both of them were Supreme Council members.Up to date,no statement from them

**So thats mean all together 8 walkout with 4 CONFIRMED Protest Walkout(Tiki,Entri,Paulus,Peter Ghani) 2 walkout with Good reason(Rosey,Nansian) and 2 Supreme Council Members,George Garai and Cr Eda Igar but yet to come with their statement

Ps: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.


  1. ‘What goes around will come around ‘suba bendar mawan mechah ke SNAP.
    Diatu kada enda pechah baru SPDP tu ila…hahahaha…

    Comment by Tuai Kampung — January 29, 2010 @ 10:47 am | Reply

    • Unggal Tuai Kampung,

      Ari SNAP ngagai PBDS,ari PBDS ngagai PRS,udah nya ari SNAP ngagai SPDP,semua utai tu sigi udah nyadi TREND Politik kitai Dayak.”Agi Idup,Agi Ngelaban” nda belaya ngau urang bukai,belaya ngau kitai Dayak sama Dayak,Iban sama Iban..Nya meh landskap Politik kitai Dayak kenyau ari kelia

      Comment by Pengayau — February 1, 2010 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

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