SUPP ea­ger to have meet­ing with BN com­po­nents to dis­cuss way for­ward

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KUCH­ING: Sarawak United Peo­ple’s Party ( SUPP) is look­ing for­ward to a meet­ing with other state BN com­po­nent par­ties to dis­cuss the way for­ward for the state, which is now in the op­po­si­tion fol­low­ing the out­come of the just- con­cluded gen­eral elec­tion.

Its pres­i­dent Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said they also see this up­com­ing meet­ing as an op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress weak­nesses in ad­min­is­trat­ing Sarawak so that they could en­hance their strengths and in­tegrity in gov­er­nance, pol­i­cy­mak­ing and eco­nomic plan­ning.

He also stressed on the point that SUPP, to­gether with Parti Pe­saka Bu­mi­put­era Ber­satu ( PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Pro­gres­sive Demo­cratic Party ( PDP) was the govern­ment of the day in Sarawak un­der Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg.

“We be­lieve the four lo­cal­based par­ties shall re­main united in our mission to re­gain Sarawak’s rights, priv­i­leges and in­ter­ests un­der the Malaysia Agree­ment ( MA63), Fed­eral or State Con­sti­tu­tion or State laws or or­di­nances or any other le­gal in­stru­ments which have been eroded over the years, as well as to en­sure the ex­ist­ing ones are re­spected and duly com­plied with in let­ter and in spirit.

“Our hearts and minds are to­tally with the peo­ple, and we are fully com­mit­ted in build­ing a stronger and greater Sarawak that all Sarawakians can be very proud of,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

On Wed­nes­day, Abang Jo­hari, who is also PBB pres­i­dent, said the party was re­view­ing its part­ner­ship with BN and would come up with the ‘ best so­lu­tion in the best in­ter­est of Sarawak’.

Short of say­ing PBB and the other Sarawak BN com­po­nents might form their own al­liance, Abang Jo­hari said the de­ci­sion to stay or leave BN would be made af­ter con­sult­ing the other state BN com­po­nents.

“We will re­view and we will con­sult other state BN com­po­nent par­ties. I have men­tioned about the united coali­tion of Sarawak as our plat­form and we have to con­sult our Sarawak BN part­ners ( be­fore we make any de­ci­sion),” Abang Jo­hari was quoted as say­ing.

Later on the same day, PRS pres­i­dent and Deputy Chief Min­is­ter Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Mas­ing sug­gested that the com­po­nent par­ties leave BN and form a united front to pre­pare for the next state elec­tion to counter Pakatan Hara­pan since BN might no longer ap­peal to Sarawakians.

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