Bad blood between Sarawak party chiefs coming to fore, analysts say

Desmond Davidson

Progressive Democratic Party president Tiong King Sing claims the people in his constituency are at their wits’ end on how to get the authorities to address the frequent flash floods they have been facing. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 7, 2023.

THE bad blood between two party presidents in the four-party Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has come to the fore with political analysts saying the feud between Tourism Minister Tiong King Sing and Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Sim Kui Hian has become personal.

The animosity between the two leaders stemmed from what University of Tasmania’s Asian governance expert James Chin described as Tiong “stealing” the Dudong seat from the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) in the 2021 state election.

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