SUPP says will continue as part of state BN to fight for Sarawak’s rights

KUCHING, May 17: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) says it will continue to be part of the state ruling coalition to fight for the return of Sarawak’s rights.

The party issued a statement today, pledging its support to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as one of the four state Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties.

Its three partners in the state coalition are Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

“Together with PBB, PRS and PDP, we are the Sarawak government of the day under the leadership of our Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.”

“We believe the four locally-based parties shall remain united together for our mission to regain Sarawak’s rights, privileges and interests under MA63 (the Malaysia Agreement 1963), Federal or State Constitution or state laws or ordinances or any other legal instruments which have been eroded over the years as well as to ensure the existing ones are respected and duly complied with in letter and in spirit,” said the party.

SUPP also expressed its keenness for a state BN meeting to be called.

“We are therefore looking forward to meeting the other three parties to discuss the ways forward.

“We also see our meeting as an opportunity to address our weaknesses in administrating the Sarawak Government so that we can further enhance our strengths and integrity in governance, policy-making and economic planning,” said the party. — DayakDaily