SUPP president can serve for 3 terms only — Dr Sim
KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) is limiting the tenure of its president to three terms or nine years.
Party president Senator Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said the Registrar of Societies ( RoS) had approved this amendment to their party constitution.
“I will be the president for nine years. Now that one year has passed, I will be having eight more years to go. I hope I can do something special for the people and nurture new leaders,” he said at the party’s Kuching branch Chinese New Year dinner at Li Hua Hotel’s Le Food restaurant on Monday.
Thus, he called on the people to support his party in order for him to create a better future for them, saying the coming election is of utmost importance to him and SUPP.
In appealing for support, Dr Sim said he had made many sacrifices, for instance moving home from Australia just to serve the people in government hospitals including the Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan.
He said he even chose not to serve in private hospitals here.
“I chose to join politics two years ago just for the betterment of the people. I am not like some people who abuse others by playing politics,” he pointed out.
He said: “I am giving my patients chance to live. Now, I cannot even save myself. But you can save me. Please support us if you do not want people to look down on us or bully us. Save me, save us, save our party, save the Chinese community. Do it for a better future and for our future generations.”
Also speaking at the dinner was SUPP potential candidate for Padungan constituency Peter Pau. Pau promised that if he wins the state election, he would propose to the government to defer the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because the country was not ready for it.
He also said he wanted to help the people to solve their longstanding problems such as the ones caused by flood. He also said the state should accept the referendum to allow Sarawakians to decide what is good for the state.
Other potential candidates present were Milton Foo, Wilfred Yap, Tan Joo Phoi, Lo Khere Chiang and Sih Hua Tong.
SUPP Kuching branch chairman Datuk Lily Yong also spoke at the function. She urged all the potential candidates to work harder and not to take the popularity of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem for granted but use it for their leverage.