Mawan against Tiki’s wish to stand as direct BN candidate

KUCHING: Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Tan Sri William Mawan is adamant that incumbent Mas Gading Member of Parliament Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe will not stand in the coming election as a direct Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate without the party’s endorsement.

Mawan, who is also Sarawak Social Development Minister, said Dr Tiki, who had been served with a show cause letter for alleged insubordination, would be replaced by one of at least four potentially winnable candidates in the coming general polls.

“He (Dr Tiki) has created a mess and is an ‘indisciplined’ politician.

“So what do the people want us to do, sack him so that he can qualify to become an independent BN candidate?” he told reporters after presenting cheques to non-governmental organisations at his office at Petra Jaya, here today.

Commenting on Dr Tiki’s statement that he would defend his seat with or without the endorsement of SPDP as he was still the chairman of the BN coordinating committee for Mas Gading, Mawan said his party had an understanding with the other BN component parties that only those endorsed by a BN component party would be nominated as BN candidates.

Dr Tiki was also quoted to have said yesterday that the top BN leadership, especially Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the national BN chairman and Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud as the state BN had the final say in fielding or dropping him in the next election.

The three-term MP and former deputy minister, who currently serves as the chairman of the National Service Training Council, also warned other aspirants to stay out of his constituency as he was still the sitting elected representative of the area.

Among the names speculated to replace Dr Tiki are Henry Jinep, a successful local entrepreneur and his brother William Jinep, a senior government servant; Rayan Narong, an accountant with the private sector here; Anthony Nogeh, Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority’s (Salcra) deputy general manager and Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik, State Tourism and Heritage Ministry’s permanent secretary. – Bernama

How many Sarawak leaders are actively updating the rakyat via social media?

Borneo Post, July 4, 2011

The rakyat did not ask for gold or diamond, but just a personal touch via visit, interaction and share those visits and anything latest on what have been done to improve their livelihood in various social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Is that too much to ask for?

Social media has proven its power in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and also in Malaysia. What we see in Bersih, Perkasa, etc is part of the power of the social media strength.

Don’t just jot it down in post mortem meetings, and let it become a point in history by remaining in our paper files. Anyway, don’t get caught with other people who stole your identity and worst, created a fake account of you! You (the genuine one) can always write and lodge a complaint to Facebook to get it removed.

The genuine one can always refer to here on how to remove the fake profile. Cheers and Selamat nyambut Hari Gawai Dayak di Ulu Paku.

Respond from MP for Mas Gading, YB Dr. Tiki Lafe

Thanks JJ, looks like abit out of what i said, if i remember correctly…function was NOT in Kpg Semeba but at Penview for 4S KRTs; advice ws to all inactive KRTs in the state…. Start MOVING to listen to their members esp the youths who are now more informed of current issues and news including false ones that can be found in alternative media like fbs, blogs, tweeters,etc….thus, KRTs with their large membership should start their own IT clubs,classes…set up websites,etc…so that they can connect better with the rakyat…basically, those are the points i wanted to pass to our KRTs… Not specifically BN leaders.anyway, thank you bro.i value your comments.Keep up yr invaluable service to the community & country.