Hornbill Unleashed

December 11, 2011

‘Wong forfeits right to contest if he boycotts TDC’

Joseph Tawie

Deputy secretary general and team cannot take their seats with them if they resign from SUPP, says outgoing president George Chan

Sarawak United People’s Party will remain with the State Barisan Nasional even if the six state assemblymen resign from the party, said presidential candidate Peter Chin.

Chin is posied to win the presidential race tomorrow if rival Wong Soon Koh, who is also the party’s deputy secretary general, sees through his threat to boycott the triennial delegates’ conference (TDC) today.

Wong and his team issued the threat over what they alleged were irregularities in branch level party polls. They have lodged several reports with the Registrar of Society (ROS) and want the TDC postponed until ROS completes its investigation. (more…)

Najib tells SUPP to close ranks ahead of polls



It is imperative the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) re-establish the people’s trust and confidence in the embattled party through strategic changes to face the coming general election, said the prime minister.

Najib Razak, who is also BN chairman, said the oldest Sarawak BN component party needed to revamp its party machinery by re-thinking winning strategies and taking a re-look of its current image.

“You must realise that if you do not adapt to the wishes of the people, and if you do not change, then you will be changed… in short, change what needs to be changed to make SUPP the choice of the people again,” he said when opening the SUPP’s 22nd triennial delegates conference (TDC) in Kuching today.

Also present were outgoing SUPP president Dr George Chan and state housing and tourism minister Abang Johari Abang Openg, who represented Chief Minister and state BN chairman Abdul Taib Mahmud. (more…)

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