SUPP, UPP truce holding well so far


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

Adam Yii. -The Star filepic

MIRI: The truce between the Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) and the United Peoples Party (UPP) is holding up well, said SUPP information chief Adam Yii.

"The common goal is to make sure Barisan wins back as many urban parliamentary seats as possible," said Yii.

The Miri mayor said that even though SUPP and UPP have their own programmes to reach out to voters, both are doing it for the common purpose of ensuring a Barisan victory.

"That is a good development ahead of polling day," said Yii when contacted on Saturday (April 14).

Meanwhile, SUPP president Datuk Dr Prof Sim Kui Hian will be arriving in Miri on Saturday to meet people at the Senadin SUPP branch office.

UPP was formed by former leaders of SUPP some three years ago following prolonged leadership disputes.

Both UPP and SUPP were then embroiled in many public spats - including during the 2016 elections in the state.

However, both sides reached an understanding last month following calls from national Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for SUPP and UPP to work together to help Barisan win more seats in Sarawak.

A memorandum of understanding was signed on March 24 between top leaders of SUPP and UPP witnessed by State Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg, who is chief minister.

Under the deal, both parties will to ensure a Barisan landslide victory in Sarawak.

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