SUPP strengthens political ties with LDP Sabah

Dr Sim (right) showing Chin (second right) and members of LDP Sabah around the exhibition on SUPP history.

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, March 6: SUPP held a dialogue with LDP Sabah to explore potential areas of collaboration, while strengthening ties and communication between the two Borneo states.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian led party delegations in a discussion with Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Sabah, led by its president Datuk Chin Su Phin, at the SUPP headquarters here today.

“We are good friends and LDP Sabah (delegation) is here to visit us and exchange ideas. Moreover, Sarawak and Sabah are very close.

“Political parties often visit one another like Gerakan, which were here a few months ago. Any political party can come and visit,” he told reporters before the dialogue between the two parties commenced.

Dr Sim (seated, grey coat), Chin (to his left) and delegates from LDP Sabah and SUPP after the dialogue.

Dr Sim dismissed talks on the possibility of the two Chinese-based parties forming a bloc to face the Sarawak state election.

“Sarawak will fight for itself,” he said.

Dr Sim declined to comment when pressed further on the matters that will be discussed at the dialogue.

Meanwhile, Chin said there were rooms for the two local-based parties to work together in order to form a force to face the general election in the future.

SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting, who is also Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, was present at the dialogue together with party vice president Datuk Lily Yong, Women’s chief Kho Teck Wan and Youth chief Michael Tiang. — DayakDaily