No SUPP branches propose leaving Gabungan Parti Sarawak, Dr Sim says

KUCHING, August 11: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) did not receive any resolution from its branches about leaving Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), during its 14th general election post-mortem meeting at party headquarters here today.

There were, however, resolutions from branches expressing their views about the party leaving the now defunct Sarawak Barisan Nasional, said Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, the party president, to DayakDaily after the meeting.

“It (leaving GPS) was not in the resolution. So far, nobody said anything about getting out of GPS. Members discussed all the policies and no one brought a resolution about getting out of GPS,” he said.

“As for the resolution on getting out of BN, they agreed. I mean Sarawak BN.”

On the workings of the party, Dr Sim explained that after every election, a post-mortem meeting would be convened; and at the end of the year, an annual delegates’ conference would be held. But to cut cost this time, it was decided that the GE14 post-mortem meeting, central committee meeting, and annual delegates’ conference be held consecutively today and tomorrow.

“We have 100 over central committee members. After the central committee meeting, whatever we discuss has to go through the delegates’ conference.

“Normally, the annual delegates’ conference is held at the end of the year, but because of GE 14 (on May 9), we want to bring everyone in. We want to hear from everybody,” he said, adding that the party wanted to hear the views and opinions of the members in terms of directions and policies, among others, so that everyone could “do it all together”.

He reiterated that SUPP always has an ear for everyone because “SUPP is not just the president’s party. It is the delegates’ party and members’ party”.

The SUPP headquarters is abuzz with activities today and tomorrow. The post-mortem meeting was held from 10am to noon today, followed by the central committee meeting beginning at 2pm. The annual delegates’ conference will be held tomorrow. — DayakDaily