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Dr Jerip, who is also the assistant minister of transportation, resigned three days ago, without giving any reasons.
'We fully support our president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian's stance that SUPP welcomes him and all former members back to our party,' Tiang said when responding to the resignation of Dr Jerip, who is also the assistant minister of transportation, from PSB two days ago.
Yesterday, Dr Sim, who is also the local government and housing minister, called on Dr Jerip and other state lawmakers from PSB to return to SUPP.
'Any political leader who does not stand by his principles will lose all iota of credibility,' Wong said, adding that Dr Jerip, who is also assistant minister of transportation, left with reasons only best known to himself.
Abang Johari who is also Sarawak chief minister demurred from making a commitment when asked to respond to calls from PBB members and supporters to take in Dr Jerip, who is also an assistant minister of transportation.
Dr Jerip, who is also Mambong state assembly resigned from PSB yesterday, citing the interest of the Bidayuh community and unity of Sarawakians as the reasons.
Dr Jerip, who held the post of PSB deputy president, said he made the decision after consulting his supporters in the Mambong state constituency which he represented.
We need to stand solidly behind him in his struggle,' Dr Jerip said.
Jerip is deputy president of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) while Wong is its president.
In addition, Dr Jerip said once the investigation was completed the task force would submit the report to the state government within one month.
Although UPP is not a state BN component party, Wong and his deputy Datuk Dr Jerip Susil are retained in the Sarawak State Cabinet.
The farmer went on to say that with as little as 10 jerips (about five acres) of poppies, a farmer could support his entire family on the proceeds.