By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, January 9: About 8,000 supporters will be attending the grand launching of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) on Jan 19 at the State Indoor Stadium, revealed GPS secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
To make the event merrier, members of GPS Youth and Women Wings would travel from Lawas tomorrow to distribute GPS flags to its supporters and to rally for their support. The trip would end here on Jan 18.
“On Jan 19, supporters from the four component parties will converge at the Indoor Stadium for the launching of GPS.
“During the launching, there will be four speeches by all the party presidents of the component parties,” Nanta told reporters after the unveiling of the GPS logo by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters here today.
The Kapit MP also revealed that GPS was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) on Nov 22, 2018.
“But for the coming state election, we have to register our logo with the Election Commission. Hopefully, after that, we can use it for the election to come (due in 2021),” he stressed.
When asked whether GPS had invited Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) to join the ruling coalition, Nanta replied that GPS would not send an invitation letter to the party but hoped PSB would take the initiative to apply, instead.
“We are not sending out the invitation. People who subscribe to our objectives can apply, then we will consider on a case-by-case basis. And after that, the Supreme Leadership Council (SLC) of GPS will decide whether they will be accepted,” he said, adding that SLC is made up of all the four component parties’ presidents, deputy presidents and secretaries-general.
Nanta said GPS would even consider the application from other local-based parties such as Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) and State Reform Party (Star).
“Well, we will consider (their applications) based on a case-by-case basis as long as they subscribe to our objectives,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily