BINTULU: A good leader of a political party is just like a responsible father, said Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bintulu branch chairman Henry Ling Kuong Meng.
Ling said like a father who brings hopes to his children, so does a party leader on whome members put their hopes.
Ling made this comparison when speaking at the Father’s Day celebration organised by the branch’s Women Section at its premises Tuesday evening.
Ling said like the father who had many children with many differing interests and habits, the party leader also had members who looked at things in many ways.
In other words, he said, a party leader, like a father, must know how to go about operating in such situation.
He said the able party leader would be able to get the members to his side of the coin.
Having said that, he said, party members must observe rules and regulations and must give all their cooperation to the leader.
He said if members must insist on their ways of doing things then the party would be facing challenges not just from its members but also the opposition.
He warned that infighting would weaken a party and that a weal party would not be able to fend off opposition attacks.
Ling said SUPP members must learn from past setbacks and to rebuild from its weaknesses.