SUPP’s choice of a new face as a candidate for Stampin has not gone down well with everyone, with many in the party wanting the incumbent to retain the seat.
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) is in a dilemma over its candidate for the Stampin parliamentary seat. While the party leadership has decided on Wilfred Yap to battle DAP’s Chong Chieng Jen, the other top leaders in the Sarawak Barisan Nasional coalition want Yap dropped.
These “top leaders” don’t believe Yap, who is SUPP Youth secretary-general, can beat Chong, who is DAP secretary-general and currently Bandar Kuching MP. In the 2011 state election, Chong wrested Kota Sentosa from BN. (more…)
Sarawak BN-SUPP fears a backlash from rising youth involvement in politics.
Undergraduates in Sarawak have been advised to focus on their studies and not get distracted by the politics of the opposition.
While agreeing that the young are “free to chose” their political affiliations, Deputy Works Minister Yong Khoon Seng said they should, however, prioritise their studies and future.
Yong’s comments at the opening of the National Undergraduates Fellowship at the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) headquarters recently speaks of its concern with the political alliances of the young voters in Sarawak. (more…)
By a grateful Stampin voter
Dear YB Yong Khoon Seng,
It is well known that you are not seeking re-election for P.196 Stampin Constituency in the next General Election. The word on the ground is that you are retiring because you feel that you have done enough and it’s time to pass the baton on.
First and foremost, I must thank you for being the representative of the Stampin people in parliament and for your life of public service. However YB Yong, if you would listen, I have an idea how you can leave a more lasting legacy than simply opting out of re-election, how you can leave office with a last hurrah. Trust me, it will be even bigger than anything you may have done throughout your public life.
And the beauty of it is, YB Yong, it doesn’t involve any effort on your part, all you have to do is step down NOW! Then the Election Commission will have to call a by-election in P.196 Stampin. (more…)