sup 1The internal fighting which is affecting SUPP does not seem to “simmer down”or “go away”as far as a number of political watchers are concerned. It will take a miracle to regain its former strength and if true to form the “party will be worse off and may be left with only 1 or 2 assemblyman out of 19 it used to boost. Previous article click HERE:-

This was mentioned to us when the headlines “1 mean 6,SUPP Chief told”(see below extracted Borneo Posts article)

The words came through as ” KAPAL SUDAH KARAM. What more to say? Swim to shore lah..!”

Another chipped in,”Save yourselves before its too late.SUPP has losts its touch” The reality is many have abandon ship and with ROS decision soon or IF ANY it will  further bring the party to its knees.


The extracted article   

Wong Soon Koh’s faction warns they would all ‘sink and swim’ together if any member is sacked

SIBU: The war of words between the two SUPP warring camps heated up yesterday with Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh’s faction cautioning the party against sacking any of its members.

“Since Day One, when (party president Tan Sri Peter) Chin’s group intended to attack any one of us, the bridge of negotiation has been burnt.

“We have decided to sink and swim together. If any one of the six is being kicked out of the party, the other five will sink and swim together (sic),” said Wong’s faction in a statement released here yesterday.

The statement was in response to Chin’s statement on Saturday that the assertion by Dr Jerip Susil (the Bengoh assemblyman in Wong’s faction) a day earlier that all six members in Wong’s camp had been referred to the disciplinary committee was “not factual”.

After chairing the central working committee meeting at SUPP headquarters in Kuching, Chin said only one of the six assemblymen had been referred to the disciplinary committee.

“We have not referred any of them to the disciplinary committee, except for one,” said Chin.

SUPP split into two factions following accusations of irregularities in the run-up to the party’s triennial delegates’ conference (TDC) in Kuching in December 2011.

One camp is helmed by Wong, who is also SUPP Sibu chief and Bawang Assan assemblyman, and the other by Chin.

The other members in Wong’s faction are assemblymen Datuk Lee Kim Shin (Senadin), Datuk Francis Harden (Simanggang), Ranum Mina (Opar) and

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They also said in the statement that it made no difference whether the party intended to take disciplinary action against one of them because all six would “sink and swim together”.

It also said Chin’s motive was clear: His faction wanted to act against Wong’s faction.

The group also cautioned that Wong’s faction had the support of political secretaries to the Chief Minister, councillors, community leaders, government appointed representatives, and party members.

“Some of them have indicated to Chin already about their firm stand in sinking and swimming with us.”

Wong’s faction also said they supported Dr Jerip’s statement that the party should not mete out disciplinary action against any member as the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had yet to decide on the legality of its status following problems emanating from the run-up to the TDC in 2011.

They added that before the ROS announced its findings from their investigation, “Chin’s faction has no authority to act against any of us”.

Meanwhile, in Kuching, Dr Jerip told The Borneo Post yesterday their motto of was ‘one for all and all for one’, so when a member gets a show cause letter, all are affected.

“It will be a direct affront to the whole team.

“We have subscribed ourselves to one for all and all for one, emphasising the unity we are subservient to,” said Dr Jerip.

He added that issuing a show cause letter to any one of their members would be against the spirit for reconciliation.

“There is a general lack of regards on this matter right from the beginning, when constant requests to rectify irregularities were ignored.”

Dr Jerip, also Assistant Minister for Public Health, said Chin’s camp was responsible to conduct the party’s TDC in a constitutional manner.

He added any aggrieved member had equal rights to seek arbitration from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) once the party failed to conduct the TDC according to its constitution.

“We put it to the party leadership to be responsible for any future action to be taken by ROS.”

He appealed to ROS to resolve the issue quickly to enable the party to regain grassroots support.

“We seek the understanding of ROS to settle this matter soonest possible so that remedial steps can be taken to regain the people’s trust and support to Barisan Nasional.

“Let it be clear that all party members from both sides must abide by the party’s constitution so that fairness and justice are not just seen, but practised.”

Any personal agenda should be put aside, stressed Dr Jerip.


SUPP ‘Invisible or Disintegrating..?”

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GET READY FOR ROUND 3 of SUPP internal factional power tussle. (read extract below)

The animosity have been brewing not so much amongst the TOP LEADERS but those second echelon leaders and grassroots aligned to their leaders.

The wound has got so bad says a veteran SUPP member and only a drastic action like “severing ties will SAFE the party from a TOTAL WIPEOUT in the next State elections.

THE ONCE MIGHTY AND INVISIBLE SUPP will need to HELP THEMSELVES or no one else will help them. The Rakyat have made their point through the POLLS and SUPP cannot blame anyone else but themselves.


Extracted from Borneo posts today

Dr Jerip: Bridge of reconciliation up in smoke

by Jacob Achoi, reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on July 20, 2013, Saturday

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bengoh chairman Dr Jerip Susil feels that the bridge of reconciliation between the two factions within the party has been ‘burnt’.

Dr Jerip, together with Sibu branch chairman Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Datuk Lee Kim Shin (Senadin), Datuk Francis Harden (Simanggang), Ranum Mina (Opar) and Dr Johnicol Rayong (Engkilili) are in one faction, while the other faction is led by party president Tan Sri Peter Chin.

He said since the five of them have been referred to the disciplinary committee, the process of reconciliation was now over.

“When they referred us to the disciplinary committee, it reflected that they wanted to expel us from the party, and this does not augur well for the reconciliation process for us to discuss together to resolve the party crisis after the show-cause letter issued by Registrar of Societies (ROS),” Dr Jerip, who is Assistant Minister of Public Health said when contacted yesterday.

On June 23, SUPP central committee resolved to refer four ‘personalities’ to the disciplinary committee, while issuing another with a show-cause letter.

However, the party president, Tan Sri Peter Chin, did not directly reveal who will be issued with the letter, but when reporters asked him whether it is Wong (Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh), he replied, “That is, I believe what you have heard.”

Chin then said the decision would be made later this month at the central working committee (CWC) meeting, but Dr Jerip yesterday said they had not received any news yet pertaining to the outcome.

According to Dr Jerip, there had been no efforts by the other group to bring them together for talks, adding that it would not be a wise move for SUPP, being a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party, but without any assemblyman.

Dr Jerip, who is Bengoh assemblyman, pointed out that it was BN leaders and the principle for the Bumiputera state elected representatives to stay put in SUPP.

Having said that, Dr Jerip pointed out that they were leaving it to ROS to decide the fate of the party.

ROS has served a show-cause letter to SUPP on June 6 to two branches- Piasau and Bekenu – which the party has replied and submitted on June 28.

The show-cause letter was for alleged irregularities committed by the branches during the 2011 triennial delegates conference (TDC).

Complaints were made against 14 branches – Kuching, Pending, Padungan, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Bintangor, Repok, Sibu, Kanowit, Bintulu, Bekenu, Piasau, Julau and Song – for similar alleged offence.

Dr Jerip said apart from Piasau and Bekenu, he believed that ROS was also investigating and reviewing the other 12 branches.

Asked about the next move by the group in the event that SUPP be deregistered, Dr Jerip said they were waiting for the ROS conclusion.

“Now that the show-cause letter has been issued, we will wait for the final outcome before we decide on our next move…we will cross the bridge when the time comes, we will not want to be presumptuous,” he said.

Yesterday, SUPP secretary-general Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian said the party was eager to receive an early reply from ROS to chart out the next move.

He was also quoted as telling reporters that the party also wanted ROS to tell them whether there were any other letters that the party may have to reply to, to settle the matter once and for all.

PR Taking over Sarawak Government..?

Is this threat real? If left unchecked slowly and surely it will happen.

The government of the day must not just brush this as just another PR Propaganda or Day Dreaming to PetraJaya. We highlighted this 7 years ago long before it hit the shores of Sarawak and where BN/SUPP was given a “grievous bodily harm”to the party.(13 seats losts out of 19 )

The article which created a stir and also got yours truly given a “right smack in the face plus many unkind words” can be read HERE. There is no denying that times have changed. The strangledhold and iron grip by the present CM is being chipped away by the PR coalition but it has yet to penetrate the 35 PBB held seats and 7 PRS seats( one seat losts to independent and since now belongs to SWP).

In 2011 BN managed 55 out of 71 seats and with Taib understandably not getting any younger the PR coalition with YB See Chee How boldly stating ,‘we are gearing towards capturing power in Sarawak in the next state election” (see below newspaper article )

Warning signs for BN Government? Do we need to tell them more? It does seem though that many BN Facebookers and Bloggers have already made their stand and ultimately it plays into PR hands. The “war-room” must be ready to answer if PR achieves their target which is of course from what we gathered denying the 2/3rds majority and see an end to many veteran assemblyman.

There will be an influx of PR assemblyman and strategists unlike what we have experienced in the next state elections. Its a worrying sign and no one can deny the importance of the parties very own media team. The BRAIN must be identified now and we would like to quote from Pengerang MP Azalina Othman who said”it takes a local to understand local conditions and specific events” which must be read and targeted as “the right man for the right job and producing results and keeping “EVERYONE’S INTERESTS LOOKED AFTER AND WORKING TOWARDS THE DESIRED RESULTS” 

“The bottom line is to win an election and not to BACKSTAB,BACKBITE,BADMOUTH  each other. Still, we would not be everyones friendly ally but the groupings and togetherness of our own CYBERTEAM are now STRONGER THAN EVER and have receive due recognisation to be a vital cog in the Administration.”

The destiny of the BN Sarawak government is in their own hands and the WAKE UP CALL was when the “KEY TO ANWARS LOCKED DOOR WAS FOUND” The rests as we say is history and the momentum is gaining traction. The rumour mill have even spun viciously that it will still be BN4 v PR4 (new addition SNAP out..another new player ) in the coming state election.

PR4 will be in place sooner rather than later and the final surgical instrument will be used to carve BN4 piece by piece says a PR strategists and an assemblyman. You know where we going for and the BN/SUPP areas are a foregone conclusion as he sounded confidently.

My mind is saying “NO WAY PAKATAN” but the reality and its a fact that the grounds are shifting and those who are sitting pretty have better realise that its not as comfortable as it seems.


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Assistant Minister Unscathed In A Driving Incident

Assistant Minister for Youth Development and Housing  YB Karim Hamzah officiated the Borneo Auto Great Wall “Wingle 5” auto show this morning at the “Travillion” in Kuching Sarawak.

He was impressed with the SUV eventhough he was involved in the “incident” which made the vehicle turned “turtle”. The driver was hurt and he was sent to hospital for a further checkup. Reporters and guests were at the scene of the incident.


23 July 2013 20:45
This video is recorded during our Tour in Kuching. During a normal routine stunt by our professional driver an incident during a H5 demo run at the Great Wall tour of Borneo in Kuching involving YB En. Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister of Social Development for Youth Development & Assistant Minister of Housing along with VIP’s from GWM happened this morning. Everyone in the H5 walked way without any injuries. The H5 was executing a reverse flick flip over it roof and landed on its side. Though the H5 was damaged but the strength design and quality of build of the body shell minimised the risk of injury to its occupants. This is also a visual proof of the quality of our Great Wall vehicle. Please ignore all the rumours spread by irresponsible parties in all forms of Media. Thank you. Shared by: Youtube (AMCSB76) Steven
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Kuala Besut Rumble July 24th

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This article is extracted

Candidates ready to rumble in Kuala Besut


July 11, 2013

One thing is certain over the next 12 days in Kuala Besut – PAS’ Azlan Yusof and Barisan Nasional’s  Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman will heap voters with loads of promises.

Both outlined their vision for voters at different times today for the Kuala Besut by-election campaign, which starts tomorrow.

Azlan, 48, wants to work on the improving the lot of the community if he tops the polls.

“I am to going to focus on three important areas namely the high poverty, the high unemployment rate and the social problems in the area,” he said at a press conference held at Kampung Baharu PAS headquarters this evening.

Che Long, as everyone fondly calls Azlan said his strategy during the campaign was simple.

“I am going door to door.  As it is Ramadan I will go to the many talks and other religious activities here during the campaign,” he said.

But it will be tough for Che Long.

Of the past 14 general elections, all were won by Barisan Nasionalexcept for 1959, 1969, 1974 dan 1999, which were won by PAS.

Over at the BN, engineer Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman, 37, ready to sacrifice family life for voters if he won.

“They understand that this is how things are now. I will get busy but this does not mean I do not think about them,” he said.

Zaihan who used to work as an engineer in Putrajaya now no longer has the luxury of the 9 to 5 job.

Since BN deputy chief Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced him as the party’s choice, he has been busier than a bee with endless meetings here.

The Universiti Sains Malaysia trained civil engineer is married with four children.

His rival Che Long who owned a string of businesses,  is married with six children.

Both are locals

Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman BN Candidate

tengkuBN has picked civil engineer Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman as its candidate for the Kuala Besut by-election on July 24.

The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Kuala Besut today.

Tengku Zaihan (photo), 37, worked with the Drainage and Irrigation Department in Putrajaya and holds a degree in civil engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

The son of an Umno veteran, Tengku Zaihan was born in Kampung Seri Seratus, Kuala Besut.