Press Statement By Michael Kong:
Yesterday, Lo Khere Chiang was reported in the press to have asked DAP to make their stance respecting UMNO known. Many GPS supporters have also asked the same question in various social media platforms.
Why is Lo and the SUPP members asking such a hypothetical question when SUPP and GPS were and are still working with UMNO? As if SUPP and GPS working with UMNO is not bad enough, currently GPS is also working together with the infamous religious bigots of PAS in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) Government.
Furthermore, insofar as UMNO is concerned, SUPP together with its GPS coalition partners have been together with UMNO for over 58 years. Lo seems to have conveniently forgotten that SUPP has been serving the UMNO master since the formation of Barisan Nasional in 1973. Even when BN fell in 2018, GPS leaders were still taking their cue from UMNO till Bersatu’s Mahiaddin became the Prime Minister, in whose cabinet the GPS leaders share the ministerial posts.
Instead of throwing such questions to DAP, Lo Khere Chiang should be asking his SUPP and GPS leaders on why they are now still co-operating with UMNO and PAS under the present PN government.
PAS, under the present leadership of Abdul Haji Awang, is well known for their goal towards the Islamisation of Malaysia. stance particularly respecting hudud and an Islamic state yet SUPP is more than happy to be partners with them. Before, GPS and SUPP were extremely vocal against PAS. They even issued statements against its president, Abdul Hadi Awang. Now, with GPS’ help, PAS is stronger and is part of the Federal Government.
GPS is not only supporting parties such as PAS and UMNO, but it is also supporting a terribly inefficient Prime Minister who has completely failed to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, the real question that everyone should be asking is “Why is SUPP supporting the PN Government who had failed miserably in handling the Covid-19 pandemic?”
Michael Kong Feng Nian
Special Assistant to YB Chong Chieng Jen