By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Oct 17: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) has dispelled rumours that the party will part ways with the state ruling coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to take on the next Sarawak election on its own.
Rumour has it that such move will only be made nearing the state polls due in 2021.
SUPP president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said that was the first time he heard of the rumours.
“They are rumours of evil intention to split the unity of GPS,” Dr Sim told DayakDaily when expressing his view.
Youth chief Michael Tiang, when contacted, expressed shock and denied that the party was contemplating such a move.
“The rumours have no basis. This is the first time I was told of the rumours. There is totally no basis for such rumours to be real. SUPP has been enjoying good relations with all the component parties within GPS. There is no reason for us to leave.
“Furthermore, SUPP has been partnering with PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu) for the last 50 years. There is just no basis for such rumours,” he said.
On the intention of the rumours, Tiang said he had no idea as he had not heard of the rumours.
“I have no idea why people wanted to start such rumours or the factors leading to such rumours. I just heard it for the first time,” Tiang said. — DayakDaily