Friday, June 5, 2009

SUPP needs to be in partnership with rakyat, says party’s Bintulu chief

BINTULU: It is not enough for the Sarawak united People’s Party (SUPP) to be in the government and a member of the Barisan Nasional (BN).

SUPP Bintulu branch chairman Henry Ling stated this yesterday.

He said the party must also be in partnership with the people by functioning effectively to stay united with the rakyat.

“We must find out what are the people’s fears towards the BN and through SUPP – a component in the BN government – we must allay those fears and work for the betterment of the people,” Ling said at a flag-raising ceremony at the SUPP premises here.

The event was held to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of the party.

Ling also called on the party members to work together and stay united and bring changes to let the people know that they supported the BN and not the opposition.

He pointed out that SUPP was formed in 1959 due to demand for changes, adding that the founders wanted to see everyone, irrespective of origin or credd enjoyed fair and good treatment.

“Our leaders and supporters have advocated changes in the last 50 years and today we need to renew our aspirations for changes with people first in our mind to peruse the objectives of the party,” Ling said.

He also reminded the members not to feel humiliated by the defeats suffered during the last state election, advising them to move on with a fighting spirit, determination, strength and commitment for victory in the future.

Women section chief Christina Tan and other senior committee members and veteran members of the party were among those present during the function.

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