SUPP Kuching chief’s fate undecided as investigation ongoing

Dr Sim (centre) speaks at the press conference while SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting (left) and SUPP Youth chief Michael Tiang look on.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Jan 16: The fate of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kuching branch chairwoman Datuk Lily Yong remains up in the air as the party’s disciplinary action committee is still investigating the case.

SUPP chairman Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian stated this in reference to Yong’s action in dissolving the Padungan branch election machinery just days before polling day for the 12th Sarawak Election on Dec 18, 2021.

“The case has been referred to the disciplinary action committee and due process must go on where the committee will sit to hear the case including investigating and do a final finding before making a recommendation to the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC).

“Otherwise, if we decide here without a proper investigation, people will say this is a kangaroo court,” he said at a press conference after chairing the SUPP 2021 annual delegates’ conference at the SUPP headquarters in Kuching today.

When asked how long the process would take, Dr Sim said it will normally take about a month but the disciplinary committee can take as much time as it needs to conduct a thorough investigation and hearing on the matter.

“However, the final decision lies with the CWC,” he added.

On Dec 13, 2021, Yong had dissolved the branch’s election machinery after Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng was named as the N9 Padungan candidate in the 12th State Election (PRN12). Wee is not a member of SUPP Kuching. — DayakDaily