SUPP's two elected representatives will now be the sole Chinese voice in Taib Mahmud's Cabinet.
KUCHING: Chief Minister Taib Mahmud is satisfied with Sarawak United Peoples Party’s (SUPP) two Chinese assemblymen and sees no reason to amend the state constitution to accommodate more non-elected representatives.
Describing the question posed by reporters as “theoretical”, he dismissed speculations that the state government will move to amend the constitution for bigger Chinese representation in the Cabinet.
“No, I am not going to entertain such theoretical question…,” he said, putting an end to a suggestion by Barisan Nasional (BN) Senator Idris Buang.
Idris had suggested that the state government consider amending the constitution to accommodate Chinese non-elected representatives following the dismal performance of the Chinese-majority SUPP in the April 16 state polls.