SUPP to hold party elections in May

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KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) will hold its party election during its Triennial Delegates Conference (TDC) which is expected to be held on May 21 and 22.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the TDC will see the election of the party’s president, secretary-general and all the top leadership.

“The various party branches will hold their respective delegates conference from April 8 to 30, while the Women and Youth Wings will hold theirs on May 19 and 20,” he said in a press conference after chairing the SUPP Annual Delegates Meeting 2021 at the SUPP headquarters on Sunday (Jan 16).

Dr Sim said that the party was supposed to hold its TDC last year but it was postponed due to the 12th state election.

Sunday’s meeting which was attended by 278 delegates, agreed on six resolutions.

The first resolution was congratulating Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg for leading Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to a convincing and historic victory by winning 76 out of 82 seats in the 12th state election.

Secondly, SUPP decided to implement an online party membership application processing system.

Its third resolution was to urge the Ministry of Education (MOE) to place 90 per cent of trained teachers from Sarawak to be stationed in the state.

The party also resolved that the allocation for Sarawak should be increased in line with the amendment to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), which recognised Sarawak and Sabah’s status as a region.

On its fifth resolution, SUPP called on the Sarawak government to ensure that Sarawak received a fair allocation from the Federal government, and both Sabah and Sarawak be given one-third of the parliamentary seats and senatorship in line with the amendments to the Federal Constitution which had been approved in the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara,

SUPP also resolved to establish its Youth and Puteri wings specifically catering for members aged 18 to 28 years.

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