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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. (more…)

November 6, 2012

‘How would I know, I was not there’

FMT Staff

SUPP president Peter Chin said members are free to express their views on the disciplinary committee’s decision.

Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) president Peter Chin has denied knowledge of claims by a rival faction that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had assured them that there would be no sackings whilst the party was undergoing a Registrar of Societies (ROS) probe.

“(Since) I was not at the meeting, how could I possibly know (what transpired),” said Chin in response to claims by former party deputy-secretary general Wong Soon Koh. (more…)

November 2, 2012

SUPP expels two but hesitates on Wong

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Joseph Tawie

‘Indecisive’ SUPP president Peter Chin is not gaining points for further delaying the party’s decision on the status of Wong Soon Koh.

It appears that Sarawak Senior Minister Wong Soon Koh will have to wait longer to know his fate in Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP).

In a statement issued today, party secretary-general Sim Kui Hian said that “it was up to the disciplinary committee to investigate” and declined comment further.

However the statement did note that the committee had deliberated on two other members – Wong Kie Yong (Sarikei) and Hii Huat Chuong (Bintagor) – and had recommended that they be expelled for conducts seen as detrimental to party interests. (more…)

April 24, 2012

Chin’s warning ‘uncalled’ for, say reps

Joseph Tawie

Dissenting SUPP representatives have taken umbrage over their president’s warning.Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Peter Chin’s warning to the seven dissenting assemblymen in the party has riled members of the group ,who alleged that Chin was not walking the prime minister’s talk on unity.Describing Chin’s warning as “uncalled for and one that creates tension”, Bengoh assemblyman Jerip Susil said: “When he gave that warning, he did not know that we are all out to help SUPP win the seats allocated to the party. (more…)

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…)

December 10, 2011

Will SUPP recover in time?

Alan Ting

The weekend delegates conference will decide whether the state’s oldest political party will stay afloat or sink.

The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) triennial delegates conference (TDC) this weekend will be watched keenly as it represents what observers believe the last chance for the party “to correct things” or continue to face a downfall in the next general election.

Going by the record in the last two state elections, the party appears to be getting weaker due to, what many believe, the problem of perceptions – that it has failed to represent the people’s voices – and because of the internal conflicts it has been facing since 2004.

The party lost 13 of the 19 seats it contested in the April polls, including Piasau, the seat contested by party president Dr George Chan. In 2006, SUPP lost six seats. (more…)

October 17, 2011

‘Surprised’ Wong ready to take-on Chin

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FMT Staff

Sibu warlord Wong Soon Koh to fence with Miri veteran Peter Chin in SUPP’s presidential race.

A ‘surprised’ Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) deputy-secretary general Wong Soon Koh (photo) is prepared wrestle it out with colleague Peter Chin for the party’s top job.

Wong said he never expected Chin to join the fray because he had ‘never’ indicated an interest.

“It’s a big surprise when I heard about it…Chin never indicated his intentions.

“There were many occasions when he whispered to me that he would not contest,” said Wong.

Chin’s bid for the presidency will clearly split the party. (more…)

Peter Chin goes for top SUPP post

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Joseph Tawie

Federal minister Peter Chin launches his bid for the party’s presidency after receiving a groundswell of support.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Peter Chin looks set to assume the presidency of the beleagured party with 33 of its 43 branches endorsing his bid for the top post.

Chin, who is the party’s organising secretary, received the support of some 306 branch leaders who shouted the word “sa’ati”, which is the party’s battle-cry, when they met at the party’s headquarters yesterday.

Chin’s bid for the presidency is backed by party treasurer and former Repok assemblyman David Teng, who is vying for the deputy president’s seat, and other SUPP leaders. (more…)

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