SIBU: United People’s Party (UPP) yesterday launched UPP E-Registration website to facilitate registration of new members regardless of the time and place.
It was launched during the party’s new members induction ceremony at Kingwood Hotel, which was officiated at by party president and Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce, Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.
Wong said he was excited about the whole thing as thousands of new members have signed up.
“The website would make it easier for the people to register as UPP members regardless of the time and place,” he said.
Wong, who is also Second Minister Finance, called on party members to work with commitment and dedication in order to win in the upcoming general election.
“I have recently talked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, and I have also submitted our potential candidates for certain constituencies to them both.
“There may be controversy involving the candidates and so on but we don’t want to quarrel with anyone about it.
“We have submitted our winnable candidates to the prime minister and chief minister and let them make the final decision.”
According to him, the two potential UPP candidates for Sibu and Lanang seats are Dato Andrew Wong and Andrew Ting respectively, who had drawn up a five-year plan (Rancangan Sibu 1) (RS1) for Sibu’s development from 2018 to 2022.
He said the plan covered a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from Sibu development, infrastructure development, education, youth development, affordable housing, tourism, public transport, public health and environment, social and community services, e-commerce, and agriculture.
“RS1 is in fact a plan which is of the people, with the people and for the people of Sibu. This is for the future development of Sibu and also this development will serve as a guide to navigate into the future from 2018 to 2022,” he said.
Wong, therefore, called on the people, particularly the Chinese to work closely together with the Bumiputera community to form an overall united community for Sarawak under the capable leadership of the prime minister and chief minister and under the umbrella of Barisan Nasional.
“There is no doubt that we are a part of Barisan Nasional. Since day one, we have worked under the umbrella of Barisan Nasional…and we are part and parcel of Barisan Nasional.
“We all rally behind the leadership of prime minister and chief minister to work for a better Sarawak and Malaysia,” he added.
UPP senior vice-president Datuk Tiong Thai King, its Central Youth chief and vice-president Dr Johnical Rayong, and secretary-general George Lo were among those in attendance.