SUPP president Datuk Seri Peter Chin, who was locked in a heated race with Sibu SUPP chairman Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh for the top position, is again urging dissenters to make amends. Chin, who became SUPP president following Wong shocking pullout from the party’s election on Dec 11, urged all members to regroup.
“Don’t stand outside. I appeal to you, let’s be united again; let’s strengthen the party together. Our goal is the same. Afterall, our enemy is the same,” Chin said at SUPP’s Chap Goh Meh gathering at Kenyalang Park here on Sunday.
He reiterated that the party election was “not illegal”, as alleged by Wong’s camp, which cited grassroots complaints lodged with the Registrar of Societies.
“We did the correct thing. We didn’t do anything wrong in the (party) election. You (party members and delegates) selected us, so we are legal. I also did not choose my team, you selected my team. We are starting afresh.
“We will do all we can to reunite this party. We will go everywhere (to meet the people) where there are supporters,” Chin said.
The party will reach new heights, he added, but only via strength in unity. Chin said the party’s low was temporary.
“There’s no need to feel fear and embarrassment. Wear the SUPP logo proudly. Have confidence, this is a party with more than 50 years of history.
“We have hundreds of thousands of members. We will not be defeated,” he said.