Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) supreme council members unanimously endorsed deputy president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing as its acting president yesterday.

Tiong King Sing

Tiong King Sing

Tiong will helm the post until the party triennial general assembly (TGA) expected to be held on Sept 27 this year SPDP 24 supreme council members decided in a meeting at SPDP Bintulu Parliamentary Service Centre yesterday, The Borneo Post reports.

Supreme council spokesman Anthony Nogeh, also Mas Gading MP, said the TGA was initially slated for March next year, had been brought forward to September.

“This is to enable all divisions to choose new office bearers. We have also appointed the deputy president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing as the acting president until the TGA,” The Borneo Post said.

The party have rocked by the defection of its president Tan Sri William to a newly formed party, Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak or TERAS earlier this month.

Seven of its supreme council members allegedly aligned to former president, Gines Ruwia, Maslinda Hamdidon, Ambrose Jarat, Josephine Tuah Duyuk, Peter Howell, Tiong Yong Hin and Udin Ali said to have been referred to the party Disciplinary Board.

Nogeh said the party would be holding a unity dinner that will be attended by 3,000 members from all over the state, including Limbang, Miri, Bau, Kuching, Sri Aman and Sibu.