Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#PRNSarawak : SUPP members who release statements without approval can face disciplinary action

SUPP has issued a warning to its members that any press statements must be approved first by the party's central operations room during the election period.

Operations director Datuk Matthew Chen said those who released statements without approval could be disciplined by the party.

"Whoever wants to release press statements within this period of time, with immediate effect from today, they must get approval from the operations centre, without which disciplinary action can be taken against them," he told a press conference at SUPP headquarters here on Tuesday.

The warning comes following Pending candidate Milton Foo's outburst against Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem on Sunday, when he claimed in a statement that he had chosen Barisan Nasional candidates unilaterally without consulting the other component parties.

After PBB members hit back at him, Foo on Monday said the matter had been settled and that Adenan was a good leader who was opened to criticism and different views.

Chen declined to say whether any action would be taken against Foo as the matter was now settled.

He also said any party members who sabotaged other Barisan candidates would face disciplinary action.

"As a Barisan component party we will not 'kacau' those constituencies not contested by SUPP. We will concentrate on our 13 seats to make sure we can win them for Barisan," he said.

In addition, he urged supporters to give SUPP's "new team" of candidates a chance in the election.

"If you do not give them a chance, how do you know whether they can serve or not? You can judge them after five years," he said.

On SUPP's manifesto, Chen said it would be released soon after nomination on Apr 25.

He added that the manifesto was ready and printed in booklets in three languages.

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