Wednesday May 24, 2006
Chin: SUPPs loss also due to external factors
KUANTAN: Factors other than just Chinese sentiments could have caused the Sarawak United Peoples Partys loss in eight of the 19 seats it contested in the state polls.
SUPP vice-president Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said external factors that could have contributed to the partys poor showing in predominantly-Chinese constituencies included land matters, the fuel price rise and even the wrong choice of candidates.
Chin, who is Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, was here for a meeting. He was asked to comment on suggestions that Chinese voters did not support the SUPP because the party had not done enough for the community.
He said the party would conduct a post-mortem on the defeats and the findings would be forwarded to national and state Barisan Nasional leaders.