SUPP leader attacks his party to align MBKS mayor in upcoming elections

Dato Wee Hong Seng

KUCHING (November 20): The chairman of the United People’s Party of Sarawak (SUPP) was shy when asked by reporters whether the mayor of South Kuching city, Dato Wee Hong Seng, was on the party’s list of candidates for the next polls.

He avoided answering the question by saying the SUPP would field anyone it deemed likely to win big in the state’s next election.

“We have to submit the names of the candidates who we consider to have the best chance of winning the votes and becoming elected (of the SUPP).

“It is impossible for us to choose a candidate who does not have this potential,” he said in a meeting after officiating at the opening ceremony of the Kota Padawan leisure park here yesterday.

Dr Sim then quoted the former chief minister, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, who once said: “Anything can happen at the last minute, and anyone can be a candidate.”

He added that the SUPP had submitted to Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg a list of candidates that the SUPP saw as having the potential to win the 20 seats the party planned to contest in the next few years. national elections.

The SUPP chief stressed that there would be no direct candidate Barisan Nasional (BN) this time around.

“All potential candidates have been told in advance that if they haven’t come down and held local responsibilities in recent years, then it’s a bit too late.

“People would start to judge and it’s impossible to get emotional votes from people just by words,” he said.

“There’s no denying that a lot of candidates used to win votes after playing on people’s emotions, but that’s not practical now.”

Dr Sim also expressed his hope that Sarawakans would vote on the basis of “what they saw with their eyes and what they felt in their hearts.”

Yesterday’s event was also attended by the chairman of the Padawan City Council (MPP), Lo Khere Chiang, also holder of Batu Kitang.

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