Monday, April 18, 2016

#PRNSarawak : No more Teras, UPP after polling day

There will be no more Teras and United People's Party (UPP), both splinter parties of SPDP and SUPP, after the state election.

SPDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said this was conveyed to him by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

"Prime Minister confirmed there will be no Teras and UPP after the election," Tiong told a press conference after chairing a three-hour supreme council meeting of SPDP on Sunday night.

Adenan previously said that members of Teras and UPP who were picked to stand in the election as Barisan Nasional direct candidates  have to join Barisan parties if they win.

But in an about turn last week, Adenan said they could also choose parties loyal to the Barisan.

Asked whether Adenan agreed with Najib that Teras and UPP have to be dissolved, Tiong said: "Agree or not, I don't know. How can I put words into people's mouth?"

Tiong added that any winning candidate could join SPDP.

"They need to apply first to become members. As for positions in the party, it is for the delegates to decide," he added.

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