SUPP Youth chief Wilfred Yap is misleading members by saying that the officials elected in the controversial December 2011 party polls are legit "until proven otherwise"
KUCHING: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) officials who were elected in the controversial party polls last December have been warned against making ‘any’ decision involving the future of the party.
The terse warning came from the faction backing former SUPP deputy secretary general Wong Soon Koh (pix).
Speaking for the Wong faction, SUPP-Engkili assemblyman Johnical Rayong said since ROS had not confirmed the legality of the party’s Triennial Delegates Covention and election held last December, those sitting in the various elected post should confine themselves to day to day administration work only.
“The various committees cannot move motions to sack members or pull the party out of the state Barisan Nasional. The TDC is still under investigation by ROS, ” said Rayong during a press conference held here. With him were Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s political secretaries, Ku Fut Po and Phang Da Nan.
Rayong was referring to SUPP’s Central Working Committee meeting held last Sunday which was called to discuss two motions – disciplinary action against Wong and whether or not to pull SUPP out of the coalition.
Both issues were ‘deferred’ and ‘denied’ with party president Peter Chin saying that SUPP would await further evidence on allegations against Wong.
Chin also denied a motion to discuss whether or not SUPP should pull out of the BN coalition.
Chin had also at the time said the the party had received a letter from Registrar of Society dated March 26 which indicated that the TDC election was valid.
Following Chin’s disclosure of the March 26 letter, Wong’s Sibu branch responded saying that ROS had issued a letter dated April 3 to Wong and Chin. In the letter it was clearly indicated that ROS was investigating the irregularities in the party elections and the party can only carry out ‘usual business’.
Rayong yesterday asked SUPP Youth Chief Wilfred Yap who was quoted as saying that the TCD was “legal until proven otherwise” to forward copies of the March 26 letter to the members.
According to Rayong, Yap’s “legal until proven otherwise” statement was misleading
“The letter from ROS dated April 3 2012 states that investigation is not yet completed.
“Yap’s statement that the TDC was legal until proven otherwise is misleading as it does not address the fact that while under investigation, officials elected during the conference should not make any major decisions,” Rayong said.