SUPP’s Wong may join BN as direct member

by Kong See Hoh
The Sun
April 25, 2011

KUCHING (April 24, 2011): FOLLOWING Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s remark that Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) has no right to stop its deputy secretary-general Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh from accepting a state cabinet minister post, all eyes are on whether the beleaguered Bawang Assan assemblyman would quit the party to become a direct member of the state Barisan Nasional (BN).

Wong had earlier dismissed as rumour the talk that he would be setting up a new party after falling foul of the party’ central working committee (CWC) for having sworn in as a cabinet minister.

In view of the party’s dismay performance in the recent state election due to a drop in support from the Chinese, the CWC has decided to recommend only the party’s Dayak assemblymen for cabinet jobs and not the two Chinese assemblymen who survived the DAP onslaught in the polls.

According to a report in Oriental Daily News today, although some of the party’s top leaders are vehemently against Wong remaining in the cabinet in defiance of the CWC decision, Wong has already been sworn in and there is no turning back the clock.

Furthermore, Taib has also made it very clear that he is firm in retaining Wong in his cabinet.

Taib broke his silence on the matter when he said on Thursday that no one, not even SUPP, has the right to stop Wong from staying in the cabinet.

Under pressure from within the party and outside – MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is among those who have urged Wong not to accept a government post — the guessing game in the state political circle is whether Wong would leave the party to become a direct BN member.

Meanwhile, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said if the party does not have the support of the Chinese voters in the next general election, it will not be able to represent the community, and BN would also become weaker, Sin Chew Daily reported today.

Commenting on the situation in Sarawak in which the Chinese voters ditched Chinese-based SUPP in favour of DAP in the recent state election, Liow said the scenario is different in the peninsula in that all BN component parties work as one to fulfil the wishes of the people.

Liow was speaking to the press after launching the 1Malaysia Mobile Clinic Eye Care Services Collaboration in Slim River on Saturday.

Taking the cue from Sarawak, he said the bulk of the seats to be contested by MCA are in the urban areas, and the party needs to change or transform in accordance to the wishes of the Chinese voters.

This is to ensure continued support from the community, and ensure victory in the next general election, he said.

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 1:46 am

    Tentulah, how dare SUPP stop Wong SK fr holding a decorative but lucrative state cabinet minister post n deprive him of d opportunity 2 jiak, jiak, jiak n b kaya raya?
    Georgie had his share of loots 4 so many years, so now it’s WSK’s turn lor, fair what
    Lagi Tahi wants a subservient Chinese woof woof at his beck n call: YES, minister!

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 3:23 am

    > A dead pig not afraid of being scorched by boiling water”. FooChow saying?

    I cannot remember we Foochow ever said something like this. But I understood what it meant: A dead party like SUPP worth to be criticised

  3. #3 by DAP man on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 7:29 am

    MCA and SUPP reps being in the cabinet is as good as having a Chinese eunuch in an UMNO/BN court.

    Now, how benefit will this eunuch bring to the Chinese? Even his organs will be kept by UMNO till he dies.

  4. #4 by yhsiew on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 7:29 am

    In democratic Malaysia Wong Soon Koh, as a legitimately elected assemblyman, has every right to accept a state cabinet minister post offered to him.

    Wong said that prior to the election, he spent hours and hours visiting long houses to understand the problems of the Dayaks. So, it is only fair that he receives his due reward.

  5. #5 by undertaker888 on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 7:35 am

    100% this Wong kept a whole chest of taik’s skeletons. probably an errand running dogs for collecting bribes for his master.

  6. #6 by undertaker888 on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 7:38 am


  7. #7 by undertaker888 on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 7:56 am

    an errand running dogs collecting rasuah for his master.

  8. #8 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 8:00 am

    I still could not read the motive of SUPP central committee. Are they proposing of not joining the cabinet in order to threaten Taib or to threaten the people? If it is to threaten the people, they are absolutely wrong.

    In a way, Taib is a really smart person. He knew to get installed as Chief Minister the same time BN got the majority, and he knew to get SOON Koh into the cabinet SOONest, before the voice of SUPP went public. No coup could happen. Don’t under-estimate this Peh Moh. No wonder he could stay on for 30 years. I am sure Najib is also afraid of the influence of Peh Moh.

    I propose to form a coalition government in Sarawak between the opposition and ruling parties in order to combat the UMNO-MCA administration.

  9. #9 by DAP man on Monday, 25 April 2011 - 8:01 am

    Now, what benefits will this eunuch bring to the Chinese? Even his organs will be kept by UMNO till he dies.

    This is clear prove that the Chinese who stay in BN are there power fame, power and riches. Their claim of protecting Chinese interests is pure bunkum.

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