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December 11, 2013

Foment in SUPP Sibu over show-cause letter to head

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The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), the oldest in the state, has been warned of “a permanent break-up” in the event that Sibu branch chairperson Wong Soon Koh is expelled.

The branch and its 15 units are prepared to sink or swim with Wong, it said a statement.

Five state assemblypersons aligned to Wong – Ranom Mina (Opar), Dr Jerip Susil (Bengoh), Francis Harden (Simanggang), Johnichal Rayong (Engkilili) and Lee Khim Shim (Senadin) – are also expected to quit the party.


Wong (left) is also the state minister for local government and community development.

The party’s disciplinary committee has issued him a show-cause letter, seeking an explanation as to why he used his ministerial authority to fill the posts of community leaders.

The committee, appointed by president Peter Chin and 118 central committee members, has alleged that Wong had:

– Appointed Frederick Wong the Pemanca of Sarikei;

– Appointed Chan Phan Chan the chairperson of the Sarikei Municipal Council;

– Appointed a Temenggong for Kuching;

– Appointed a penghulu for Kanowit; and

– Encouraged Stephen Wong to contest the Sarikei parliamentary seat while recommending Chan to also stand in the constituency in the 13th general election.

On Sunday, Wong’s faction had met Sarawak Chief Minister and state BN head Abdul Taib Mahmud to brief him on the situation and their next move, should the SUPP expel Wong.

Speculation is rife that they may join Parti Bumi Kenyalang, one of the five new parties in the state.

NONE‘Baseless, unjust charges’

The Sibu branch also said the six charges against Wong are baseless and unjust, since his post in the state cabinet allows him to appoint community leaders.

Its statement noted that Chin (right)and his faction had tried to prevent Wong from taking up his ministerial appointment, and further claimed that they now “want to control his ministry”.

“From feedback, the Chinese (Malaysian) community is fed-up with their (actions). What the party should do is to mend its relationship with the people, not do something that turns them off,” said the branch.

It said the central committee has acted wrongly because the Registrar of Societies is probing alleged party election irregularities in December 2011, when Chin was elected.

Accusing Chin and his faction of trying to bring down leaders and members, it added that “they are destroying the party”.


  1. ROS is practising double standard and has been protecting a BN Component for irregularities while going on a witch hunt on DAP. That will make the DAP and the rakyat’s support for DAP much stronger.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — December 14, 2013 @ 9:17 PM | Reply

  2. SUPP still has left over soup to feed the bumis that why they voted for them. The soup is actually ( sup kosong ) without any meat. Once the soup is finished SUPP is also finished. The Chinese knowing it is sup kosong that why they not tempted to take the soup. The opposition cooked more tasty soup during the last election. You saw lot of Chinese marking X indicating the soup is really nyamai.

    Comment by piss off guy — December 12, 2013 @ 7:55 PM | Reply

  3. Fold up SUPP and see whos and whos belong to whom.This SUPP soap opera better end now. People are damned tired of listening to their nonsense.Most Chinese voters left them dry already. Just wonder why the bumis still voted for them.

    Comment by Awang Semaun — December 12, 2013 @ 6:17 PM | Reply

  4. SUPP is the oldest political party in Sarawak, now wonder there is no more flesh except SUPP left.

    Comment by i knowit all — December 12, 2013 @ 4:06 PM | Reply

  5. Why don’t they just quit politic while they still have their dignity. Nobody is giving them a second glance nowadays and they still keep on throwing themselves at us which is so childish!

    Comment by brian — December 11, 2013 @ 3:09 PM | Reply

  6. All these guys are playing Houdini. No matter what type of disappearing acts, masks changing acts they are playing they cannot escape from the public scrutiny. Rotten apples are rotten apples. You cannot make rotten apple to become good. The right thinking Sarawakians will decide on the future of Sarawak not these rotten apples.

    Comment by piss off guy — December 11, 2013 @ 10:40 AM | Reply

  7. It has been a fore gone conclusion that Parti Bumi Kenyalang was formed and registered by Wong Soon Koh’s faction.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — December 11, 2013 @ 12:09 AM | Reply

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