Datuk Seri William Mawan Anak Ikom, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Datuk Seri William Mawan Anak Ikom, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

The Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party has dismissed news reports quoting treasurer-general Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing as saying that the party was going national.

Party president Datuk William Mawan said the party would not spread its wings to the peninsula.

“As far as the party is concerned, we have not given any approval to go national,” Mawan said when commenting on the reports in the Chinese media.

Mawan, who is also State Social Development and Urbanisation Minister, said the party had formed a club in Johor and Federal Labuan to serve the people.

However, he said this did not mean that the party would spread its wings to the peninsula.

The party’s supreme council was expected to discuss the news reports at its next meeting.

Mawan said if the party had such a plan, it would have consulted state and Federal Barisan Nasional leaders.

SPDP, formed in 2002, replaced Sarawak National Party in the Barisan Nasional. —The Star