KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak United People''s Party has
strengthened its collaboration with MCA to improve their chances of winning in
the coming general election, said its president Datuk Seri Peter Chin.
He said the different levels of leadership from both parties would have more
communication and sharing of information in their effort to face the opposition
pact of PKR-DAP-PAS in the coming election.
"MCA has its strengths and experiences. We will see how we can help each
other particularly in the coming election. In the past, the collaboration was
minimal, but now it will be on a larger scale,” he told Bernama.
He was commenting on the meeting that was held between SUPP''s top leadership
headed by him and MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek in Kuching on
Dr Chua, at the invitation of SUPP, visited Sarawak where the MCA leadership
held a discussion with SUPP on strengthening ties among Barisan Nasional
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Apart from the meeting, the two parties also held a forum titled "The
Chinese at the Political Crossroad" which was attended by leaders of the local
Chinese community on Thursday night where Dr Chua was one of its main
Chin said the move was initiated by him as he felt that many thing had been
taken for granted even at the national level, and the top leaders from the two
parties also knew each other very well.
"Although at the top level we know each other, there is still very little
collaboration between the two parties. That why, I felt that effort must be
taken further to improve the situation,” he said.
MCA contests predominantly Chinese and urban seats in Peninsular Malaysia
and Sabah while SUPP, a Sarawak based multiracial party, focuses on urban and
bumiputera seats in the state.
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