Monday March 4, 2013
SUPP chief to sack members who spread hatred with posters
By STEPHEN THEN
MIRI: There will be no mercy for anyone in SUPP found to have resorted to unethical smear tactics to publicly humiliate their rivals.
They will be sacked because such acts have gone beyond civilised-political ethics, warned party president Datuk Seri Peter Chin.
Chin, who is Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister and Miri MP, said yesterday there was no place in the party for those who went to the extent of sho-wing extreme hatred against their rivals.
He told The Star that the incident in which personal attacks were aimed at SUPP Information chief Datuk Sebastian Ting was an act which could not be forgiven.
Last week, posters with a doctored-photo of Ting and humiliating accusations against him in three languages were found pasted all over the city.
Ting, who is Piasau SUPP chairman, has been named as the party candidate for Miri parliamentary seat in the general election.
Chin had said he would not be defending the seat and that Ting would be the best candidate to replace him.
Police reports had been lodged by Ting and the party branch over the matter.
Chin said the people responsible for the posters should not get involved in politics.
“They have gone beyond the acceptable norms of politics. They have shown extreme hatred. There is no place in a civilised society for such form of extreme hatred.
“If it is found that those who had done such thing were SUPP members, they will be sacked.
“SUPP has no place in the party for this sort of characters,” he said.
Chin called on the police to act fast in their investigations.
“There must be conclusive investigations with the culprits found and punished to serve as a lesson to others,” he said.
A check with the police showed that no one had been arrested.