Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) veteran Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck today announced his resignation as its assistant publicity secretary, a post he had been holding since 1991.

He told reporters here that he resigned as he could no longer function effectively in the post.

He said he was very unhappy over the treatment he had been getting from certain quarters within the party for the past two years.

“In the last two years my efforts to form the Dudong branch have met with a lot of interference from them.

“As an elected representative for SUPP, I have also been excluded from any meaningful participation in the Sibu Barisan Nasional Visionary Team,” he said.

He said had been excluded from the traditional SUPP Chinese New Year open house organised by its three other elected representatives here within the same period.

Dr Soon, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health, has been the Dudong state assemblyman since 1991.

He is also a member of the party’s Central Working Committee, its highest decision making body.

— BERNAMA