N.47 Pakan

YB Tan Sri William Mawan

If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far – go together.

About

William Mawan

I’m the state assemblyman for N.47 Pakan, and have been for the last 40 years, till this very day.

This section includes a little more about my life as a politician and leader.

YB TAN SRI WILLIAM MAWAN IKOM YB Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom has had an illustrious career in politics spanning more than 40 years and remains the state assemblyman for N.47 Pakan till this very day.

His meteoric rise in the Sarawak political scene began with his appointment as Assistant Minister of Finance and Public Utilities on 18th October 1995, a position he held till 1998. On 2nd January 1998, he assumed the position of Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications until 30th November 2001.

Tan Sri William Mawan would eventually be promoted to the position of a full minister, heading the Ministry of Environment and Public health, a portfolio he helmed till 30th June 2004. He was also then President of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party which he founded in 2001.

On 1st July 2004 he was appointed as Minister of Social Development, a post he held until May 2016. He was also Senior Minister of the Sarawak state cabinet on top of being the Minister of Social Development. It was a historic moment for Pakan, then a sub-district under the jurisdiction of the Julau District, when Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom became the first state assembly in N.47 Pakan to be appointed Assistant Minister under two different ministries from 1995 to 2001. The defining moment came on 1st December 2001 when was appointed as Minister of Environment and Public Health, a ministry he would head till 30th June 2004.

Interestingly, Tan Sri Mawan was also helming the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party in the year that he became full minister. He would go on to become Minister of Social Development on 1st July 2004 and Senior Minister in the Sarawak State cabinet until 2016.

Tan Sri Mawan added another feather to his otherwise very colourful cap when he became Member of Parliament for P.205 Saratok from 2014 to 2018. He was briefly President of TERAS, a BN-friendly party from 2015 to 2016.

Throughout his tenure as state assemblyman for N.47 Pakan and in his various ministerial capacity for well over 20 years, Tan Sri Mawan has held many important positions in government-linked agencies. Among the notable ones are Chairman of the Malaysian Pepper Board, Chairman of the State Sport Council , Chairman of the State Unity Advisory Council, Chairman of Kolej Komuniti Sarikei, and President of Sarawak Scouts Council.

He is also currently President of a dayak NGO, the Sarawak Dayak National Union. Among his other previous appointments have been as board member of the State Task Force on NCL(land development), Sarawak Rivers Board, Rejang Port Authority, SALCRA and Board of Trustee of Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship.

Tan Sri Mawan, as he is fondly called, is a people’s man who puts the interests of the people in his constituency of Pakan before his own private affairs as a husband, father and grandfather. Being the charismatic, proactive, energetic, warm and approachable leader he is, Tan Sri has won the hearts of many, not just among his own people of Pakan but also among those from outside his constituency who knew him well.

His genuinely caring and generous nature extends to even the man in the street who comes to him for assistance, and this is where Tan Sri makes that difference as a rare leader who understands the sufferings of others. His doors are always open, not just to his own people of Pakan but also to those from outside his own constituency.

Tan Sri Mawan is humble and unassuming, both as a leader and person. He truly lives up to the adage “Action speaks louder than words”. Despite being a high profile political leader notably among the Dayaks, and his own Iban people in particular, Tan Sri remains that pleasantly humble, down-to-earth and gregarious person who can sit around and chat with anyone, making the guest feel much at ease. That’s the real Tan Sri Mawan to most of his supporters and people who know him well, and they would readily declare as such to anyone who may be a little too curious about who this fine gentleman of a leader is.

There was never a time when Tan Sri turned his back on anyone who needs his help while the physical/infrastructural development he has brought to his constituency of N.47 Pakan bears testimony to his care and concern for his people, all achieved through his being constantly on the ground (turun padang). To quote his favorite idiomatic expression, ‘If you want to go FAST, go alone. If you want to go FAR, go together’, this famous African proverb gives a clear reflection of Tan Sri Mawan as a man who leads by example, holding the belief that people are stronger as a group and much more can be achieved when people work as a team.

For his distinguished services to the state and nation as an assemblyman, senior minister and leader, Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom was accorded the following titles and awards by the State and Federal government of Malaysia: Panglima Seri Mahkota (PSM) in 2010 which carries the title Tan Sri Panglima Negara Bintang Sarawak (PNBS) in 2006 which carries the title Dato Sri Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang (PGBK) in 2001 which carries the title Datuk Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) in 1986 Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS) in 1996 Pingat Peringatan 100 Tahun Pengakap Sarawak (Emas) in 2014 Bintang Semangat Rimba Emas (Scout) in 2017 Pingat Peringatan 50 Tahun Sarawak (Emas) in 2014
YB TAN SRI WILLIAM MAWAN IKOM YB Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom has had an illustrious career in politics spanning more than 40 years and remains the state assemblyman for N.47 Pakan till this very day.

His meteoric rise in the Sarawak political scene began with his appointment as Assistant Minister of Finance and Public Utilities on 18th October 1995, a position he held till 1998. On 2nd January 1998, he assumed the position of Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications until 30th November 2001.

Tan Sri William Mawan would eventually be promoted to the position of a full minister, heading the Ministry of Environment and Public health, a portfolio he helmed till 30th June 2004. He was also then President of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party which he founded in 2001. On 1st July 2004 he was appointed as Minister of Social Development, a post he held until May 2016.

He was also Senior Minister of the Sarawak state cabinet on top of being the Minister of Social Development. It was a historic moment for Pakan, then a sub-district under the jurisdiction of the Julau District, when Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom became the first state assembly in N.47 Pakan to be appointed Assistant Minister under two different ministries from 1995 to 2001.

The defining moment came on 1st December 2001 when was appointed as Minister of Environment and Public Health, a ministry he would head till 30th June 2004. Interestingly, Tan Sri Mawan was also helming the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party in the year that he became full minister.

He would go on to become Minister of Social Development on 1st July 2004 and Senior Minister in the Sarawak State cabinet until 2016. Tan Sri Mawan added another feather to his otherwise very colourful cap when he became Member of Parliament for P.205 Saratok from 2014 to 2018. He was briefly President of TERAS, a BN-friendly party from 2015 to 2016.

Throughout his tenure as state assemblyman for N.47 Pakan and in his various ministerial capacity for well over 20 years, Tan Sri Mawan has held many important positions in government-linked agencies. Among the notable ones are Chairman of the Malaysian Pepper Board, Chairman of the State Sport Council , Chairman of the State Unity Advisory Council, Chairman of Kolej Komuniti Sarikei, and President of Sarawak Scouts Council.

He is also currently President of a dayak NGO, the Sarawak Dayak National Union. Among his other previous appointments have been as board member of the State Task Force on NCL(land development), Sarawak Rivers Board, Rejang Port Authority, SALCRA and Board of Trustee of Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship.

Tan Sri Mawan, as he is fondly called, is a people’s man who puts the interests of the people in his constituency of Pakan before his own private affairs as a husband, father and grandfather. Being the charismatic, proactive, energetic, warm and approachable leader he is, Tan Sri has won the hearts of many, not just among his own people of Pakan but also among those from outside his constituency who knew him well. His genuinely caring and generous nature extends to even the man in the street who comes to him for assistance, and this is where Tan Sri makes that difference as a rare leader who understands the sufferings of others. His doors are always open, not just to his own people of Pakan but also to those from outside his own constituency.

Tan Sri Mawan is humble and unassuming, both as a leader and person. He truly lives up to the adage “Action speaks louder than words”. Despite being a high profile political leader notably among the Dayaks, and his own Iban people in particular, Tan Sri remains that pleasantly humble, down-to-earth and gregarious person who can sit around and chat with anyone, making the guest feel much at ease.

That’s the real Tan Sri Mawan to most of his supporters and people who know him well, and they would readily declare as such to anyone who may be a little too curious about who this fine gentleman of a leader is.

There was never a time when Tan Sri turned his back on anyone who needs his help while the physical/infrastructural development he has brought to his constituency of N.47 Pakan bears testimony to his care and concern for his people, all achieved through his being constantly on the ground (turun padang).

To quote his favorite idiomatic expression, ‘If you want to go FAST, go alone. If you want to go FAR, go together’, this famous African proverb gives a clear reflection of Tan Sri Mawan as a man who leads by example, holding the belief that people are stronger as a group and much more can be achieved when people work as a team.

For his distinguished services to the state and nation as an assemblyman, senior minister and leader, Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom was accorded the following titles and awards by the State and Federal government of Malaysia:

Panglima Seri Mahkota (PSM) in 2010 which carries the title Tan Sri Panglima Negara Bintang Sarawak (PNBS) in 2006 which carries the title Dato Sri Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang (PGBK) in 2001 which carries the title Datuk Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) in 1986 Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS) in 1996 Pingat Peringatan 100 Tahun Pengakap Sarawak (Emas) in 2014 Bintang Semangat Rimba Emas (Scout) in 2017 Pingat Peringatan 50 Tahun Sarawak (Emas) in 2014