Abdul Karim: GPS will not demand ministerial posts from new PM

Abdul Karim (fourth from right) presenting a certificate to one of the participants as others look on.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 4: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not demand for any ministrial posts in the new administration under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, despite the party playing a key role in ending the country’s one-week-long political crisis, says Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“We will not demand anything from the newly elected eighth Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and of course if he gives us (GPS) good posts, for example to fill in as the Deputy Minister, Minister of Finance or even Home Affairs Minister, we would be very happy, but then still no demand, let PM (Muhyiddin) decide, he is a wise man and will knows how to handle,” he pointed out.

Abudl Karim disclosed this today to local media after presenting certificates to 22 participants taking the Regional Specific Tourist Guide (RSTG) course in Miri at a hotel here.

Also present was Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak permanent secretary, Hii Chang Kee.

“As mentioned by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, what we want is a stable Malaysia, that is why we came to support (Tan Sri Muhyiddin),” Abdul Karim added.

He reiterated that GPS’s main reason to support is not for any ministrial posts but to put a stop to all uncertainty shrouding the country after former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced his resignation on Feb 24.

Following his announcement, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government collasped. — DayakDaily