SUPP, UPP reaffirm cooperation to ensure victory in polls

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  • Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018

KUCHING: Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and its splinter group, United People's Party (UPP), have reaffirmed their willingness to work together to ensure victory for Sarawak Barisan Nasional in the coming general election.
This was made at the first meeting of the consultative committee formed under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both parties on March 23.
The meeting on Sunday (April 1) was attended by SUPP and UPP presidents, Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian and Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh respectively, and their respective secretaries-general Datuk Sebastian Ting and George Lo.
"As reflected in the MoU, both parties reaffirmed their commitment to work closely and collaborate with each other in the forthcoming parliamentary election to ensure maximum victory for the state Barisan team led by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg," Dr Sim and Wong said in a joint statement on Tuesday (April 3).
They said the committee also agreed that all community leaders and councillors representing both parties will remain at status quo and the matter will be discussed after the election.
The committee will also be increased to six members with the addition of SUPP and UPP deputy presidents, Datuk Seri Richard Riot and Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, respectively.
Under the MoU, SUPP and UPP agreed to take steps towards uniting into a single larger political entity for stronger representation in the state Barisan.
The consultative committee will work out a path towards reconciliation and discuss matters with mutual consent, respect and confidence.

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