Toh’s resignation a non-issue, says Dr Chan
Posted on November 4, 2010, Thursday
KUCHING: The announcement by former Engkilili assemblyman Toh Heng San that he would leave Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), is something “common in politics”.
SUPP president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan said this when commenting on Toh’s decision to leave SUPP after the party admitted Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa into its fold last Sunday.
“In politics you gain some, you lose some. Politics is like that.
“But as reported in the newspapers the last few weeks and months, we have been getting thousands of new applications to join SUPP,” Dr Chan told the media at the sidelines of the State Legislative Assembly sitting here yesterday.
Dr Rayong had stood as a SNAP candidate in 2006 state election, and beat BN-SUPP candidate Jonathan Krai Pilo by a slim majority of only 426 votes.
However, Dr Rayong left SNAP and became a Barisan Nasional (BN) friendly assemblyman until his official admission into the BN fold last Sunday.
Among the reasons for Toh to leave SUPP was his unhappiness with SUPP’s leadership and certain aspects of the BN.
Toh was among SUPP’s earliest members as he joined the party as a teenager in 1960.