A meeting of “old friends” at Parliament has resulted in Sarawak’s Progressive Democratic Party reportedly agreeing to the return of its former president, William Mawan, as a member.
PDP secretary-general Anthony Nogeh said in Kuching yesterday that the party would accept Mawan’s return without pre-conditions. Others in Mawan’s former party Teras were also welcome, he said.
Mawan is partyless, after having resigned as president of Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak to contest in Sarawak’s state elections as a direct candidate of the Barisan Nasional. He is MP for Saratok MP and assemblyman for Pakan.
Nogeh said he and PDP president Tiong King Sing had met Mawan at the last parliamentary meeting in Kuala Lumpur, according to Borneo Post Online. The meeting was “an amicable affair among old friends”, he said.
“It is true in the past we had differences but for the sake of solidarity, we had agreed that he (Mawan) could join PDP. We did not discuss what position Tan Sri Mawan would take in our party if he were to rejoin us. Let him join first; then we can decide on an appropriate position for him in the party.”
Mawan formed Teras in 2013 after quitting the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party, which he co-founded in 2002, following internal disputes. The party has been renamed the Progressive Democratic Party.
Source : FMT Reporters Online