Article Extracted from Borneo Posts.
The faction in Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) led by Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh has left the party to join the newly registered United People’s Party (UPP) which was approved on July 14 this year by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Joining the senior minister in the new political entity will be former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) elected representatives: Bengoh assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (Engkilili) and Ranum Mina (Opar).
This was announced at a press conference earlier today, where Wong explained the move was the best strategy for both former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Democratic Progressive Party (SPDP) elected representatives to move forward on separate platforms and mobilise to gather support for the Barisan Nasional.
However, former SPDP representatives Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie (Tasik Biru), Rosey Yunus, (Bekenu), Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) remain in Teras with Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom.