UPP to rebrand into new multi-racial party — report

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KUCHING, July 8: United People’s Party is looking into changing its name, constitution and logo to be a new party.

The party, according to Sinchew Daily, will rebrand itself as a muli-racial party and a task force will be formed to to look into the matter as the party did not want to make changes in haste.

This was announced after the party held its Second Triennial Delegates Conference in Sibu yesterday by its president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

Meanwhile, Wong’s son, Datuk Andrew Wong is no longer a Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) member.

Wong said Andrew’s application was handed over directly to the then Barisan Nasional state chief Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and UPP as of now has no clue if Andrew is still an SUPP member.

Wong was quoted saying that SUPP was a state BN component party. After state BN left the coalition, the MOU SUPP and UPP signed before is considered null and void and Andrew did not have to be abide by the MOU.

Andrew joined SUPP to stand as its candidate in the May 9 General Election but lost to DAP candidate Oscar Ling. — DayakDaily