Sunday, September 26

SUPP needs to remain united, says Abdul Karim

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FOR YOU: Abdul Karim (second left) presents an appreciation certificate to an RTM staff. Also seen from left are RTM Sarawak Broadcast Division director Abd Jalani Mahmud and assistant director for engineering Ahmad Razali.

KUCHING: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) must remain united so that it can be a formidable force for the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the latest developments in SUPP were a cause for concern.

“It is embarrassing. Splitting themselves is not the solution. How are they going to face the coming general election if they are not united? Those who’ve held the post for long should step down and give the chance to younger people to be the party leaders.

“Nothing can’t be solved. They should sit down and talk properly to solve the problems together,” the Assistant Minister of Youth Development told reporters after an appreciation ceremony at the Radio Televisyen Malaysia auditorium Thursday.

Meanwhile, the appreciation ceremony was to reward 32 RTM staff who were retiring and to acknowledge 36 outstanding staff members.

Abdul Karim said RTM has consistently played an important role in sharing news, information and entertainment with the people. He called on RTM staff to be more creative in the production of interesting programmes to attract a larger audience.