Abang Jo: Give GPS strong voice in GE15, so it becomes the heart of Malaysia’s future

Abang Johari speaking at the 'meet the people' session at Kabong Hawker Centre here today (Nov 18, 2022). Photo courtesy of Ukas

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 18: If Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) can win big in the 15th General Election (GE15), it will be the heart of Malaysia’s future, says GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Abang Johari, the Premier of Sarawak, said GPS could be the decision maker of who forms the Federal government after the election tomorrow (Nov 19), therefore it must be given a strong mandate by the people to be able to make demands on the restoration of Sarawak’s rights.

He said GPS was the one who made the calls that allowed Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and then Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yakoob to become prime ministers after Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned.

“Now, they (parties based in Peninsular Malaysia) want us from Sarawak to decide who will be the PM (prime minister) after Nov 19. So, let our (GPS) candidates win.

“Then our voice can be loud (when making demands). And God-willing, for our country, GPS will become the heart of Malaysia’s future,” said Abang Johari.

Meanwhile, Abang Johari urged voters not to judge the election candidates based on their looks.

He said some candidates may be smiley all the time but they may have hidden intentions; some candidates may look fierce but they have a good heart.

“Like our (Saratok) candidate (Giendam Jonathan Tait), I asked him to smile more, because he doesn’t really smile.

“But I assure you his heart is good. He helps the people, our candidate. He’s like (late Pehin Sri) Adenan (Satem), has a fierce-looking face but a good heart.

“That’s why we must be mindful when choosing candidates,” Abang Johari urged when attending the leaders meet the people session at Kabong Hawker Centre here today.

Also present were Giendam, Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Kabong assemblyman Mohd Chee Kadir, and Betong Resident Richard Michael Abunawas. — DayakDaily