The emergence of Teras and UPP has affected the Sarawak BN's solidarity and strength and Chief Minister Adenan Satem is trying to find a solution to the problem.
SIBU: Chief Minister Adenan Satem is still working out a suitable solution to solve the problems in the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) caused by the emergence of new political parties, namely Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) and the United People’s Party (UPP).
Teras and UPP are the results of internal leadership crises in the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) respectively.
Speaking at a Hari Raya do here last night, the chief minister said there was no doubt that the emergence of Teras and UPP has affected the Sarawak BN’s solidarity and strength to a certain extent.
“The opposition parties are cheering and may stand to gain, but I’m working out a solution. I cannot solve the problem there and then. Give me time, maybe one or two years to do so,” he said.
Both Teras and UPP have yet to be accepted into the BN. Teras is led by William Mawan, who is also the state’s Social Development and Urbanisation Minister and former SPDP president, while UPP is helmed by Wong Soon Koh, who is the state’s Local Government and Community Development Minister and former SUPP assistant secretary-general.
On the current state cabinet line-up, Adenan said he would maintain it without any changes and hence, keep Mawan and Wong.
“I want an inclusive not an exclusive government. This is the policy for us to prosper and progress,” he added. – Bernama