For this year 2011 Good Friday, let us all Dayaks and Christians alike step back to remember some of the most dubious and treacherous Dayak JUDAS of all: Dr Jerip of Party STAR (Sarawak State Reform Party):

“STAR denounces the politics of patronage, nepotism and corruption.” – Dr Jerip circa 1998

Dr. Jerip denies leaving STAR for Barisan Nasional
17 October 1998, STAR Press Release

State Reform Party Sarawak’s Deputy Secretary General Dr. Jerip Susil categorically denies that he has joined any Barisan Nasional (BN) component party. “My political involvement in the state is only through STAR. I am a founder member of STAR and still the Deputy Secretary General of the party.”

He added that he believes in the political reforms expounded by the party for Sarawak and remains proud to be in the struggle. “STAR denounces the politics of patronage, nepotism and corruption.”

Although Dr. Jerip had been approached by people from several BN component parties, he had declined their offers.


Jerip has applied to join SUPP – Yap
The Borneo Post, Monday 13 August 2001

KUCHING – The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Publicity and Information Secretary Alfred Yap Chin Loi today confirmed that State Reform Party (STAR) ex-deputy secretary general Dr Jerip Susil had applied to join SUPP.

“Whether he is to be accepted into the party depends on SUPP’s decision,” he said after officiating at the health screening exercise organised by the Kuching Batu Kawa Road Community Association this morning.

Pointing out that Dr Susil sent in his application last week, Yap was however unable to comment on the status of Dr Susil’s application. “It has not been announced yet… the president (Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr George Chan) will announce it later,” he said.

On the speculation that Dr Susil would replace incumbent William Tanyuh as the SUPP candidate for Bengoh, he said that would first depend on whether Dr Susil was to be accepted into SUPP.

“Even if he was accepted into SUPP, his standing as a candidate for the party would have to be the decision of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government,” he added.

Yap, who is also the Planning and Resource Management Assistant Minister, noted that the candidate for Bengoh had not yet been finalised but declined to provide further details.

Dr Chan had on Friday declined to name the new candidate for Bengoh when announcing that SUPP, the second largest component of the State BN, had confirmed that its candidacies would have at least five new faces including Tanjung Datu, Padugan, Meradong and Bukit Assek.

Star’s secretary-general confirms Dr Jerip Susil has quit the party.
New Straits Times, 13 August 13 2001

KUCHING, Sat. – State Reform Party’s (Star) secretary-general Francis Siah today confirmed that his deputy, Dr Jerip Susil, had resigned early this month.

“Yes, he handed over his letter to me at my residence on Aug. 6, citing personal reasons for the resignation,” Siah said.

The resignation, he said, was with immediate effect.

He said Dr Jerip’s resignation would be discussed at the party’s working committee meeting tomorrow.

Dr Jerip had been the deputy secretary-general since the party was formed in 1996.

Asked whether he was surprised by the resignation, Siah said: “Personally, it is not a surprise to me since he has confided…


Bernama News, 17 June 2004

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) — The proposed RM200 million water catchment dam project in Ulu Bengoh will help overcome the water shortage problem that may be faced by several villages during the dry season, the state assembly was told today.

Dr Jerip Susil (BN-Bengoh) said that due to vegetation, siltation of rivers and various other adverse environmental factors, the rivers had become less and less suitable as sources for clean water supply.

“There is a danger of running short of water, in view of the wastage due to pipe leakage, fautly water tanks and decreasing fresh water from the upper source,” he said.