KUCHING: Tan Sri William Mawan and Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh led eight other state Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers to quit their respective parties to join Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras). Among the members are four from Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) namely Datuk Peter Nansian, Datuk Sylvester Entri, Paulus Palu Gumbang, Rosey Yunus and Baram MP Anyi Ngau.
Mawan said the door was still open to other interested representatives including Anthony Nogeh and Wong Judat. He stressed, however, there was no room for SPDP deputy president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.Mawan surprised the room when he announced Teras was also working to accommodate three Parti Keadilan Rakyat representatives if they were interested in joining the political entity.
From Sarawak United Peoples Party, Soon Koh is joined by Dr Johnical Rayong, Dr Jerip Susil and Ranum Mina.A surprise inclusion is Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong of Sarawak Workers Party (SWP).Nansian mentioned that Teras would soon submit its application to join BN. The party will also start working on its new protem committee lineup.With this new lineup, Teras has two ministers and four assistant ministers.