Sarawak polls: SUPP posters trumpet state patriotism

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  • Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016

SUPP banners seen in the Senadin constituency.

MIRI: Public posters and billboards used by the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) are placing great emphasis on the spirit of patriotism for the state.

The SUPP, one of four Barisan Nasional component parties in Sarawak, has been very vocal on the subject of state rights.

SUPP information chief Adam Yii (pic) said that the message on the billboards was serious, aimed at uniting the many different races and ethnic groups in Sarawak.

"The wording and slogans used reflect the quest by SUPP and Sarawak Barisan Nasional at large to secure greater autonony for Sarawak within Malaysia.

"There is currently strong sentiment behind it and the SUPP has been pivotal in this quest," he said.

Yii added that SUPP had been working hard towards achieving this from last year, even before the state elections.

"SUPP has been holding public talks throughout the state regularly.

"Turnout has been good and we want to see this patriotism sentiment spread throughout this vast state," he said.

In Miri, there are a number of places where billboards on Sarawak autonomy are being displayed, but they have themes directly linked to the S4S (Sarawak for Sarawakians) movement.

The S4S is a non-political group set up by locals who want to see a review of Sarawak rights under the Malaysia Agreement.

The group claims to have the support of some 400,000 Sarawakians.

Fong Pau Teck, the Independent candidate for Pujut constituency in Miri City, has been using the S4S themes in his posters.

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