Monday, April 22

Be patient, SUPP told



Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah


KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is asking Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) to be patient and stay in the struggle of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“Show that you can win over the urban seats and your present state seats instead of ‘venturing’ too far with your 10 pointers,” said Karim when asked to comment on SUPP 10-point understanding it adopted during its Sunday Annual Delegates Conference (ADC).

The 10-point understanding adopted by SUPP is just an internal understanding within SUPPP and was never raised up by SUPP with the other partners within the GPS coalition when they decide to form GPS.

“If SUPP feels that GPS is not the right platform for their struggle in Sarawak, they can opt to leave or disassociate themselves from GPS. PBB want honest partners in their struggle for the State,” said Karim, who is also Asajaya assemblyman.

He stressed that it is pointless for SUPP to ask for post of Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Ministers and other important State Government posts if they on their own could not even deliver the seats allocated to them during State Elections.

“It is pointless for SUPP to dictate and request for post of CM, DCM, Ministers and other governmental post.

“You (SUPP) have lost all your Parliament allocated seats except Serian where all three State Seats in that constituency are from PBB and thus without PBB’s help, you (SUPP) might end up without any MP. Learn to appreciate,” he told SUPP.

GPS is still pending registration and everything now rest with the Registrar of Societies, said Karim who is also Minister for Tourism Arts Culture Youth and Sports.