Abandon Taib now or be buried, SUPP told

The party must withdraw its support for Taib and join the majority of Sarawak Chinese to kick out the CM.

(Free Malaysia Today) – KUCHING – The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) has been urged to save itself from the clutches of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and salvage whatever little dignity and pride it has left.

“SUPP must not be blind to the writing on that wall. For too long, the party has an image of being a mere stooge of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud. To continue supporting Taib now will seal the fate of SUPP. The party will be buried in the coming state election,” Movement For Change, Sarawak (MoCS) leader Francis Paul Siah said here today.

He reckoned that the only honourable thing for SUPP to do now is to withdraw its support for Taib and join the majority of Sarawak Chinese to kick out Taib in the coming state election.

“It is a fact that only some SUPP leaders and those with business ties with Taib and his family are the only Chinese left in Sarawak who are sill supporting Taib. The others have enough of Taib, a political leader who is now out of control and beyond salvation in amending his ways,” Siah said.

The MoCS leader was commenting on the chief minister’s Chinese New Year message in which Taib told the Chinese not to bark at the government from outside.

Taib said the community could come up with ideas of how to make the economy inclusive of Chinese interests by participation instead of merely criticizing from outside.

“SUPP has been barking from inside for the past 40 years. But the party has been ineffective in looking after the interests of the Chinese. Only a few top SUPP leaders have benefitted and had become immensely wealthy after barking inside for 40 years.

“So to the Chinese community, barking inside or outside does not make any difference. In fact, the Chinese should now start barking against Taib from four corners – inside, outside, upside and downside. This is MoCS Chinese New Year message to Sarawak Chinese,” Siah added.