Dr Sim delivers his speech at the SUPP Convention. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) wants to deliver 27 seats for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the upcoming elections.

Its president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said 20 of the seats are SUPP traditional state seats while the remaining seven are parliamentary seats.

“SUPP is ready to ensure victory in 27 seats — 20 are traditional state seats and seven others are parliamentary seats — to GPS so that we can continue our partnership and fulfil Sarawak’s dream of a developed state by 2030,” he said.

He said this when delivering his address at the SUPP special convention at the party headquarters here on Sunday.

Dr Sim also hoped that SUPP partners and GPS component parties — Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) will work together to ensure victory in the state coalition.

“As we are facing the upcoming State election, all four component parties must work together — we don’t want any anai-anai (termites) at any level in any kawasan (constituency).

“We have learnt the lessons of 2018 and we must work together to ensure a victory for GPS,” he said.

Elaborating further on the removal of a political party which was formerly friendly to GPS in 2019, Dr Sim said the decision by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to axe them had been vindicated.

Dr Sim added, with the solidarity of GPS component parties and leadership of the chief minister, Sarawak could seek to restore its eroded rights sooner rather than later.