Hornbill Unleashed

November 28, 2012

Why aren’t you asking PM, Chin?

FMT Staff

IF SUPP president Peter Chin refuses to meet Najib over the “Oct 11 meeting”, it would just mean that he had defied the PM’s directive not to sack party members.

The only way to resolve the impasse between factions in Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) is for president Peter Chin to meet with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and clarify the “Oct 11 meeting” the premier had with rival Wong Soon Koh and team.

The continued “refusal” by the Chin to clarify matters with the PM will only mean that he defied the latter’s directive, said SUPP Sibu branch yesterday.

Calling for Chin to clear the air, the branch in a statement, said it was not right for Chin to “brush aside” members concerns in view of the impending elections.

“As a responsible leader and federal cabinet member, Chin has ample opportunity to meet our prime minister.

“Chin should find out more (about the Oct 11 meeting) rather than brush aside his obligation by saying that is clueless about the directive.

“If Chin refuses to gain a better understanding of the issue, it goes to show that he is either avoiding the issue on purpose or could not bring himself to face the prime minister for defying the directive,” the statement noted.

The statement also took Chin to task for his flippant “I was not at the meeting, how could I possibly know (what transpired)” comment.

“(Chin) not having attended the meeting need not mean that he was not informed of the crucial directive. During the meeting, the prime minister had repeatedly stressed that no party members were to be sacked.

“If Chin has any doubts then he should seek clarification from the top.”

Unresolved issue

SUPP is divided and healing seems next to impossible. Both leaders – seen here as state vs federal – have been at each other’s throat since before the presidential polls in December which saw Chin throw in his challenge at the last minute and Wong alleging irregularities in branch level elections.

Despite the allegations, presidential polls were held and Chin won. Wong and his team of state assemblyman held back claiming the polls were illegal as the party was under investigation by the Registrar of Societies.

In early November the party’s ‘new’ disciplinary committee sacked two Wong aligned grassroot leaders – Wong Kie Yong (Sarikei) and Hii Huat Chuong (Bintagor) – breaking what Wong said was an “assurance” from Najib that there would be no witch hunt.

Both Kie Yong and Hii had allegedly questioned the integrity of the Chin-led leadership.

According to Wong, Najib had given his word to him and 35 others including branch leaders on Oct 11 when they met.

“On Oct 11, 36 of us, including other branch leaders went to meet with PM Najib. The PM personally guaranteed that no one would be sacked in SUPP as we should all focus on winning the coming general election.

“Wong (Kie Yong) who was fighting to stand in Sarikei had asked Najib directly if he could continue to campaign in Sarikei. Najib did not object and gave him the guarantee that he would not be expelled,” Wong reportedly said earlier this month.

Since then there has been a volley of statements from both side with Chin denying any knowledge of the directive.



    Comment by Tong Tong — November 29, 2012 @ 5:30 PM | Reply

  2. Pull out of BN and revive the old spirit of 50’s & 60’s ( with blessing of the late OKH / CSH & SY ) ..

    Comment by tigeryk — November 29, 2012 @ 9:26 AM | Reply

  3. Mr Wong before you play hero, can you explain to Sibu people where did you get RM6,000,000.00 to build your mansion???

    On your savings as a Headmaster before you joined politics???

    On your savings after you joined politics???

    Comment by Sibu people — November 28, 2012 @ 5:50 PM | Reply

    • How long have you been receiving bonus from CMS? Are you a director in CMS?

      Comment by Sazali — November 28, 2012 @ 8:55 PM | Reply

  4. One would think that they went to see the PM for his support only and not to get a guarantee from him that they will not be sacked from a party which Pm is not even a member of. How can PM decide on matters which do not concern UMNO,his own party? No doubt SUPP is a member of BN and PM is the head but whatever actions or decisions an individual Party which is a member of BN decides is their own prerogative, right? The 5 SPDP loonies’ case is very clear example. Other parties which formed BN can only give their views and advice. Unless they went to whisper in PM ears asking him to sack the current dominant top dog of the pack? But then again at the end of the day, who win or lose depends on party members. BN would loose more if PM makes the wrong decisions. There is no certainty that the wongs supporters will remain in BN if they are sacked and likewise the Chins supporters if he is toppled. The Chins supporters are probably more then the the wongs supporters. But then if you ask me, i don’t give a hoot as to who gets to shout the loudest among them at the end of a lousy day for them all. All i want is for them to be brought down to their kness, down to the Native Dayak level of poverty and hardship and let them really experience how hard it is for the Native Dayaks to work for them, not even given and earning minimum wage to enable them to be as arrogant as they are! Such are the Sarawak chinese with their smiling face full of pretense and guise towards the Native but Shaft the Natives the moment they backs are turned away from them. Natives do not need SUPP.

    Comment by brian — November 28, 2012 @ 2:02 PM | Reply

  5. The PM and President of UMNO has no legal standing to interfere with the affairs of any BN component parties. In the case of UMNO, Najib also abides by the decision of UMNO disciplinary committees when sacking its own members. Wong Soon Koh and gangs were merely hiding behind the PM while going about creating problems and causing disrepute to SUPP. SUPP leaders who are now in their twilight should rightly listen to their youths by quitting BN and let the young people take over from there.

    Comment by Jeffrey Linus — November 28, 2012 @ 1:35 PM | Reply

    • SUPP shall be buried for good by Taib and PBB. Search deeper and you will discover a hidden conspiracy by Taib and PBB to make way for SWP to replace SUPP, PRS and SPDP.

      Comment by Affendi Nawawi — November 28, 2012 @ 8:59 PM | Reply

      • Sng SweepArse Party is another co-conspirator of taib to further his damnation of the Native Dayaks!

        Comment by brian — November 29, 2012 @ 7:52 AM | Reply

    • MR. WSK, you trust the words of the PM ??? After so many flip-flop decisions, its just a joke he is playing with you people. Get WISE, get OUT !!!

      Comment by gagojackman — November 29, 2012 @ 1:31 PM | Reply

  6. Probably now Mr. Chin just got the extra balls to move the party to a different direction , no more a ‘Yes/Betul’ party .

    Comment by gagojackman — November 28, 2012 @ 12:50 PM | Reply

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