29 Apr '18, 3am

GE-14: Losing a legacy, finding a nation in Sarawak

GE-14: Losing a legacy, finding a nation in Sarawak A new generation’s contest over Sarawak’s lost autonomy may force voters to reconsider how today’s leaders are trapped by the past. by James Chin http://www.newmandala.org/losing-legacy-finding-nation-sarawak/ Something is simmering in Kuching, and it’s not just the fragrant laksa soup of Sarawak’s capital. Long seen as the barometer of Chinese politics in Sarawak, the Stampin constituency at the 14th general elections (GE14) will see a contest between the leaders of two political parties that claim to speak for the Sarawak Chinese community. The two parties are the Sarawak Democratic Party (DAP) and the Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP), fondly known by the locals as “soup”. Representing the governing SUPP party is Dr Sim Kui Hian, the party president who’s had a meteoric rise. Sim only became active in SUPP a decade a...

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