Adakah Setiausaha Agong UMNO dan 'businessman besar' Tengku Adnan mencampuri politik Sarawak kebelakangan ini?
Semua Setiausaha Agong UMNO sebelum ini tidak pernah mencampuri politik Sarawak namun Tengku Adnan sungguh menyelami, berhubungan, mencari 'kawan-kawan' dan masuk campur politik Sarawak. Apakah hajat dan niat 'murni' Tengku Adnan?
Wong Judat makes about-turn after meeting Mawan, Tiong
by Anthony Aga, email@example.com. Posted on August 2, 2012, Thursday
ALL ENDS WELL: Adnan (left) shakes hand with Clement (right) as (from second left) Tiong, Wong and Merringai look on.
JULAU: Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat has made an about- turn – he is still ‘100 per cent’ with SPDP and BN.
He did not go through with his dare to resign from SPDP on July 31 after meeting SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and deputy president Dato Seri Tiong King Sing in Kuala Lumpur on July 30.
Wong told The Borneo Post yesterday that he also had a separate meeting with BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor after meeting Mawan and Tiong.
“For the time being, I am still 100 per cent with SPDP and BN. I am still serving the constituency as a BN representative,” said Wong, who went around inspecting several minor rural projects (MRP) here after returning from Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
On July 21, Wong had told reporters covering an SWP-organised ‘Pentas Rakyat’ that he would meet Mawan and Tiong in Kuala Lumpur on July 30 and then officially quit the party the following day to enable him to contest in Julau in the coming general election against MP Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum from fellow-BN party PRS.
Among other things, Wong had said then that “the outcome of the meeting will have no bearing on my decision. Nothing can change my mind and nobody can stop me”.
Judat’s announcement that day did not come as a surprise because of his personal grudges with Salang and his (Wong) close links with recently-formed Sarawak Workers Party (SWP).
However, the possibility of him changing his mind came at the eleventh hour before his departure for Kuala Lumpur. He had told The Borneo Post then that all the news reports about him quitting was “inaccurate” as he had not “officially” announced his decision.
After revealing that he attended two meetings in Kuala Lumpur, he followed that up by saying he was satisfied with its outcome.
“All parties, including myself, are pleased with the outcome of the meetings.”
Wong, however, claimed that during both meetings he did reaffirm his stand to contest in Julau if PRS and the BN insisted on re-nominating Salang to defend that seat.
He also claimed that he also told the SPDP and BN top leadership that he would abandon his plan to contest in Julau if they drop Salang and pick a winnable candidate.
On his meeting with Mawan and Tiong, Wong said he was pleased that both leaders had accorded due consideration to his proposal to swap Julau with a seat held by SPDP.
Previously, Wong had suggested that Julau be swapped with Mas Gading, but Baram could also be on the table.
Wong said Mawan and Tiong told him that this proposal could only be approved by the top BN leadership, and as such they would bring it up during a BN leaders meeting.
“During my meeting with Tengku Adnan, he advised me to be patient and wait for a decision which would be made in due course.”
Among those present during the meeting with Adnan were Tiong, SPDP Meluan deputy chairman Clement Nessau and vice chairman 1 Merringai Anggol. Mawan was not present.
Asked to comment on his earlier quit announcement, Wong said it was only meant to be a “last resort” intention.
As for his earlier announcement of joining SWP, he said it was only an “option” he was considering in order for him to continue with his political struggles.