SUPP branches continue to serve

MIRI: Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) said service to the rakyat has not been compromised despite the party facing a probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at its party headquarters in state capital Kuching.

SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting said MACC recently froze the bank account of the SUPP headquarters.

However, all other SUPP branches throughout Sarawak are not bound by the freeze order from MACC.

As such, all SUPP service centres must continue to serve the rakyat, Ting told StarMetro yesterday when asked if there has been a slow-down in the operations of SUPP ground service centres due to the MACC probe.

Ting, who is Piasau assemblymn, explained that MACC was only probing SUPP headquarters in Kuching due to an official report from DAP in Kuching.

“Kuching DAP recently lodged a report with the MACC claiming that SUPP had received RM1mil in political funds from 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

“DAP claimed the money was for SUPP political campaigns during the 14th general elections and MACC is investigating that report.

“As part of the MACC probe, it froze the SUPP bank account for the headquarters,” Ting said.

“However, at the branch level statewide, the financial accounts are not affected by the MACC probe since the probe only focuses on the party headquarters.

“Every branch can still function as usual as they have their bank accounts.

“The service centres at these branches must continue to operate and their services to the rakyat must not be compromised,” he said.

SUPP central and branch leaders will also continue to work hard in serving constituents despite the probe, Ting stressed.

“We do not know the full contents of the MACC probe. Nonetheless, SUPP will continue our usual practice of continuing to serve the rakyat.

“With or without the probe, our party will continue to do its best to look after the welfare of all people,” he said.

Ting add that so far, MACC have not informed SUPP leaders on any date for its findings.