Hornbill Unleashed

June 13, 2012

Wong ‘begs’ Chinese to support SUPP

Filed under: Politics,PRU 13 Election — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:00 AM
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Joseph Tawie

An opposition win in the 13th general election in Chinese-majority seats will see the ‘end’ of rights and privileges accorded to the community, claims Sarawak United People’s Party.

A jittery Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) in Sibu has revealed its fears that the 13th general election could very well be the “end” of the Chinese community’s “political future” .

Inferring that a “political future” only exists if the community tangoed with the Barisan Nasional, its former deputy secretary-general Wong Soon Koh said: “This election will not only be about the end of SUPP but most importantly, the end of the political future of the Sibu people especially the Chinese.”

“This election is not only a life-and-death battle for SUPP, but also for the political future of Sibu.

“If the Chinese are misled by the opposition to surrender their power in the political mainstream, they [Chinese] would be the only people left out in the government.

“I believe that when the election dust has settled, BN would still rule the nation.”

Wong, who is the Second Finance Minister in Taib Mahmud’s Cabinet, said a wipeout of SUPP in the coming election would be a surrender of “all the political strength that the SUPP had gathered for the Chinese in the half century of struggles”.

“The basis of [the BN] political power sharing formula would have been gone and the Chinese would be stripped of their rights and benefits,” he said, alluding to the increasingly “destructive” presence of the DAP in Sibu.

Describing DAP as a “destructive political force”, Wong said that if BN candidates were wiped out in the Sibu and Lanang parliamentary seats in the coming general election, it would “change the face of Sibu”.

“This upheaval is possible because the opposition has been instigating the people to go against the government.

“It has been feeding the people with half truths and misleading them,” said Wong, who is Bawang Asan assemblyman.

‘I will be alone’

SUPP held Sibu for 24 years until May 2010 when it lost the seat to DAP in a by-election following the death of incumbent, Robert Lau.

The shock defeat set the tone for SUPP’s dismal performance in last April’s state election. SUPP lost three Chinese majority state seats – Bukit Assek, Dudong and Pelawan.

What remains with SUPP now are the Lanang parliamentary and the Bawang Assan state seats.

“If the opposition grabs both the parliamentary seats in the coming election, it will leave me struggling alone in the state government,” Wong said.

Wong has recommended wealthy Vincent Lau to be the candidate for Sibu, while Tiong Thai King, the incumbent, has been nominated to defend the Lanang seat in the 13th general election.

But Wong’s bleak picture and plea for the Chinese to return the mandate to BN may not sit well with the Chinese community.

SUPP has long since been seen by the Chinese as a weak party, unable to fight for the common Chinese interests, especially with Taib Mahmud as Chief Minister, who is allegedly involved in abuse of power, corruption and cronyism.

Under Taib many middle-class Chinese have allegedly suffered.

According to a former SUPP leader, DAP’s “you vote SUPP you vote Taib” slogan is an effective way to remind the Chinese of what they have lost over the years.



  1. George Tan says he is living quite a stress free and peaceful life after the state election is Sarawak. Since you are in so much of a stress, let the people ‘give’ you a stress free and peaceful life. So, rest in peace.

    Comment by LLC — June 22, 2012 @ 1:28 PM | Reply

  2. All SUPP candidates will lose their deposits …. the party will declared dead …. Long life DAP

    Comment by tigeryk — June 17, 2012 @ 10:30 AM | Reply

  3. All BN components in Sarawak and their leaders are mere stooges of the biggest thief of all time, Taib Mahmud. Which right thinking community with or without any moral integrity will blindly support the most corrupted kleptocrat who threw a few hundred ringgit to each rural voter come every general election.

    Comment by Suhaili — June 15, 2012 @ 5:56 PM | Reply

  4. …… begging with sad looking puppy eyes.
    Is that convincig ? Will Sibu people falls for this.

    Comment by GPA — June 14, 2012 @ 11:51 PM | Reply

  5. Our nation is blessed with abundant natural resources and petroleum and all schools, religious institutions, the rakyat and students should be well rewarded regardless of who is governing this country. All hard working and productive Malaysians have also paid taxes and others are contributing to nation building. If not for the blatant corruptions, power abuses wastage and leakages, all Malaysians, schools and religious institutions will be very well rewarded and receiving substantial grants on a yearly basis instead of just before each election.

    Comment by SK Subramaniam — June 14, 2012 @ 5:51 PM | Reply

  6. Tell him,BEGGING does not work nowadays, hardwork, integrity and honesty might help and try to start looking at peoples problems from bottom up. He might learn and understand more why people are turning to the opposition for help.

    Comment by Brian — June 14, 2012 @ 3:11 PM | Reply

  7. Wong Soon Koh if you have any dignity left in you, you should have hang up your two balls and retire from politics. Only a stinking paraiah dog like you will hang in there with your puppet master licking his balls and smelly feet.

    Comment by Roger Moore — June 13, 2012 @ 7:28 PM | Reply


    Comment by terence — June 13, 2012 @ 6:54 PM | Reply

  9. Resorting to begging now, eh? Look, at the height of your power you should have done right by your Chinese urban voters. If you had, you won’t need to beg now! Too late!

    Comment by Ling — June 13, 2012 @ 5:25 PM | Reply

  10. You don’t have to beg for the the Chinese support, if you dare, you beg UMNO to be very fair to the Chinese in Malaysia. The Chinese will definitely give you their full support. Understanding?

    Comment by orangulu — June 13, 2012 @ 4:18 PM | Reply

  11. WSK, Why Why can’t you see the REASONS for the Chinese not giving their support to SUPP. We support your group before and what have you people done. Instead, you people from SUPP are getting richer and richer but the common folks are being overlook EXCEPT when election is near and
    you start to beg for votes. The Chinese, Dayaks and Christian religion are being condemn by UMNO, Perkasa but you all just keep quiet as long as your own interest are not affected. So how do you expect us to vote for SUPP.
    Don’t try to create fear that if SUPP falls, this will be the end of rights and privileges for the Chinese.
    Actually, you fear it will be the end of all the privileges you SUPP cronies have been enjoying now. WSK, SUPP will fall, BN/UMNO will fall and there will be a new Government. So we don’t have to worry.

    Comment by gagojackman — June 13, 2012 @ 3:01 PM | Reply

  12. SUPP leaders are afraid of losing their privileges and freebies. Chinese cannot be fooled anymore. They can only rely on past glories to fool the Chinese.

    Comment by apaimasing — June 13, 2012 @ 11:04 AM | Reply


    Comment by VINCENT AK PAUL — June 13, 2012 @ 10:31 AM | Reply


    It is not SUPP but the dirty datuks who spoiled the name of patriotic SUPP by these types of misleaders who misled the people!

    SUPP long since betrayed by running dog politicians who sold out Sarawak independence struggle.

    These are the traitors they failed to put a bullet in their heads.

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS — June 13, 2012 @ 8:54 AM | Reply

  15. Chinese do not need a blind, deaf and dumb political party like SUPP and MCA. These parties can apologise a thousand times for their “mistakes” just before every general election and shall remain blind ,deaf and dumb. Those are not just public perception but hard facts. Chinese want competency, accountability and transparency in the government of the day. They have had enough of rhetoric and slogans about BN’s willingness to transform itself and reform the political system and landscape yet one mega financial scandal and corruption after another was sweep under the carpet by the BN firewall system where no BN ministers can be investigated and charged for power abuse and corruption.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — June 13, 2012 @ 6:24 AM | Reply


      That is lack of official “competency, accountability and transparency in the government of the day”.

      UMNO/PBB BN are A1 competent in robbing the country & initial cover ups, accountable only unto themselves and transparent in their corruption called “development” contracts, kickbacks etc….

      The Chinese need the current SUPP leaders like a hole in the head!

      The man looks like a loser anyway. He looks so depressingly despondent!

      And fortunately it is true- “you vote SUPP you vote for Taib”.

      So any Chinese who is not still sleeping, will spit on your graves and vote for another party – hopefully a Sarawak party like the pre-1970s SUPP which was loyal to Sarawak.

      Many of SUPP members died fighting for Sarawak independence. Lest we forget!

      Comment by ANTI-MALAYAN COLONIALISM — June 13, 2012 @ 9:33 AM | Reply

  16. Voters do not dislike Supp , or prefer Dap . Voters have enough of Taib.

    Comment by WSKoh — June 13, 2012 @ 3:06 AM | Reply

  17. Soon Koh 3278!

    You are a poodle and running dog of Taib.

    SUPP becomes what it is to day is because of people like you.

    What has SUPP done for the Chinese for the past 50 years or so??

    The more you open your BIG mouth, the more SUPP is going to lose because you represent Taib, the Thief Minister.

    Comment by Sibuian — June 13, 2012 @ 1:38 AM | Reply

  18. “.This election is not only a life-and-death battle for SUPP, but also for the political future of Sibu.”

    Same old line …like UMNO…Malays must unite …no future for Malays.

    Now it’s this dungu !

    “Disunity” for Malays and Chinese and Dayaks to begin anew and work with the opposition for this GE 13 is the only thing left to do! It’s the only game in town!

    Wong mampus what to do….He ASKED FOR IT !

    Comment by Ta ta to SUPP — June 13, 2012 @ 12:31 AM | Reply

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