BN’s chances in Mas Gading still good, says SPDP chief

Source: Star Sarawak
Thursday, 19th April 2012

KUCHING: SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan believes the political dust in Mas Gading will settle once the Prime Minister has chosen the candidate for the constituency.

He said the contention now was who was to be nominated. He said things looked dusty because of the Group of Five’s (G5) continued expression of discontent to win their battle.

Mawan, who is Social Development Minister, said the G5 had even claimed that some 1,000 had resigned from SPDP.

“They have fabricated things, trying to leverage over the other and trying to make us look like losing our support.

“At the same time they (G5) claimed themselves to be Barisan supporters, yet go against us although we are also in Barisan,” he said.

He said as far as SPDP was concerned, Barisan’s chances in Mas Gading were still good. The G5 could say anything they wanted, but SPDP was more focused on winning the war for Barisan.

“Right now, it’s just a tussle so I don’t want to quarrel with anybody.”

He also reiterated that except for Mas Gading, SPDP would retain all its incumbents.

He said it was either Anthony Nogeh or Henry Harry Jinep in Mas Gading.

When told that PRS secretary-general Datuk Wilfred Nissom had attended and spoken at a function organised by the G5 at Redeems Centre last Saturday, Mawan said it was not an uncommon sight.

“It is something that had happened from day one since the Group of Five had gone against me.

“In fact, when reporters asked me if PRS had interfered directly in SPDP’s affair by pulling the five to PRS headquarters here and PRS office in Kapit, I told the reporters that the PRS president is my friend and he might be helping me to solve my problem.

“Now, you see this thing happening again,” he said.