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Eight SPDP branches support vote of no confidence against president

Posted on May 8, 2014, Thursday

KUCHING: Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Tan Sri William Mawan receives yet another blow when chairmen of eight party divisions in the northern region yesterday echoed the call by the Wanita movement to move a vote of no confidence against him.

SPDP Telang Usan deputy chairman Wan Lah claimed that eight party divisions namely Marudi, Bekenu, Batu Danau, Telang Usan, Senadin, Bukit Kota, Ba’ Kelalan and Bukit Sari support the call by the Wanita chief Datuk Chiew Yen Chew and several of her executive committee members that a motion for vote of no confidence against the president to be moved.

According to them, the call was made in good faith in order to protect and defend the party and its members’ interest and equally important the interest of the state BN as a whole.

“In fact during our respective divisional exco meetings every member was actively engaged in open discussion and deliberation over the controversial issue of hastily reinstating the sacked members of the G4 by our president.

“The outcome of the meeting concluded that the unilateral action by the president in reinstating the G4 is unconstitutional, non-consultative, non-consensual and unprecedented.

“Secondly the president had by committing such wrongful act willfully misled the PM (Prime Minister), CM (Chief Minister), members of the party and the public at large into believing that his unilateral action is in fact legal and constitutional and done with the approval and blessing of the supreme council members of the party or the party’s TGA and TGM.

“By committing the above wrongful act by the president, he has indeed exposed the party, its office bearers and members to possible disciplinary action by the RoS (Registrar of Society), including suspension or even deregistration of the party.

“In view of the severity of the possible consequences to the party if it remains unchecked, we conclude that the president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom no longer possess the capacity, integrity, moral authority, strong and firm leadership qualities to lead the party.

“Therefore, the call for a motion to pass a vote of no confidence against him is strongly justified,” the joint statement by the eight party branch chairmen stressed.

They added that among the resolutions passed during the divisional meetings were that a triennial general assembly (TGA) to be held as soon as possible to resolve the party’s problems and called on the president to step down gracefully before the impending vote of no confidence against him.

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