Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Dr Sim urged SUPP members to be united

Secara Rawak

KUCHING: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) President (SUPP) urged party members to remain united in order to remain a force to be reckoned with.

Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian said: “We have unseen forces intent on destroying SUPP, both from within and external. Our immediate goal is to win our existing seats, consolidate power to prepare for the longer-term fight,”.

So far SUPP has been allocated 12 seats. In the last State Election it was allocated 19 seats, and SUPP lost  13 seats to DAP (12)  and  1 seat to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). The oldest Sarawak party is hoping to get  two remaining seats — Pelawan and Maradong but there is a great possibilty that the Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem will allocate Maradong to United Peoples’ Party (UPP).

SUPP was founded in 1959 for the benefit of the people. One of SUPP’s founding objectives is to safeguard the interests of Sarawak within the context of Malaysia and have not wavered from that mission.

“While we do not agree with the concept of BN Direct Candidates, we have been overruled by Chief Minister of Sarawak.  We are disappointed at the allocation of the SUPP seats to BN Direct Candidates, and especially Pujut, where the CM had changed his mind, but we are cognizant that it is his prerogative.  

Similarly, he said SUPP trusted that all BN direct candidates will adhere to the CM’s directive that they must resign from their existing political parties in order to be eligible to contest as BN Direct Candidates and that SUPP seats allocated to BN Direct Candidates remain SUPP seats.

“We have urged the rakyat to keep focus on the critical issue at stake: to regain Sarawak’s autonomy from Putrajaya. This State election has a greater mission beyond the Sarawak Election. This election is about the future of the people of Sarawak and how we can regain our autonomy,” he added.

“Now is the time to put our past differences aside, and stand united to safeguard Sarawak. Now is the time for us to pool our efforts together and focus on denying West Malaysian parties on making further inroads into Sarawak politics.  State Elections are for state issues and not federal issues. United we can!,’ he said. – Sarawakvoice.com

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